One Killed, Four Students Injured in U.S. 84 Rollover Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 1-Oct-2012

Four students were injured and one was killed in a single vehicle auto accident on their way back to Mesquite, Texas from a trip to visit Texas Tech University, officials said.

The young man who was killed was identified as 18-year-old Sigfrid Credo, who was ejected from the vehicle when it overturned, authorities said.

The other young men, who were injured in the rollover accident, were identified as Roald Louis Credo (Sigfrid’s twin brother), Scott Michael Hiney, 17, Travis Wayne Tarlton, 17, and Brandon Stewart, 18. The five young men were traveling on U.S. 84 in a Volvo, when Hiney, who was driving the vehicle, lost control and then overcorrected. As a result, the vehicle rolled and three of the occupants were ejected.

Police do not believe the young men, who were ejected during the rollover accident, were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Sigfrid Credo was transported to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, where he was later pronounced dead.

Despite information and technology available to auto manufacturers, vehicles are not always as crashworthy as they should be. Defects in seatbelts, airbags, roof pillars and even auto glass, can leave drivers and passengers vulnerable to neck injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries and ejection from the vehicle entirely.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or passed away from injuries caused by failed or defective auto equipment, call our auto product liability attorneys in Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our personal injury law firm in Austin, Central Texas and across the state online or visit one of the 10 office locations for our Texas auto accident attorneys for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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