According to recent news reports Joseph Michael Pablo Jr. 24 of Corvallis died Thursday Nov. 25 as a result of injuries sustained in an armored truck wreck that occurred the day before. Pablo was a jumper for the Loomis armored car service and was riding in the back of a Loomis armored car when the driver of the truck veered off the road struck a tree and rolled over several times before stopping on its roof. Pablo was taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center after the wreck where he succumbed to his injuries a day later. The driver of the Loomis armored car 22-year-old James P. Russell of Carlton was cited for careless driving by the Oregon State Police. It is unknown if charges will be pressed.

In fatal vehicle accidents that occur while on-the-job there can often be multiple liable parties. While the driver likely bears responsibility for this unfortunate accident the employer may also hold liability if certain conditions existed such as a lack of training or poor hiring practices. On the other hand if another vehicle caused the truck to swerve in the first place then the other vehicles driver would be liable as a proximate cause of the accident. If any type of mechanical failure may have contributed to such an accident the manufacturer could be liable. In other words there may have been more than one contributing factor to this tragic accident and an independent investigation may prove useful in order to discover the cause or causes of this unfortunate wreck.

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Jason is back to work and is now playing Sled Hockey and wheelchair rugby!! Jason is the strongest and most amazing man! He may nly have 1/2 a leg, but that is ALL he is lacking!! Thanks to prayer and GOD and awsome first responders and Baylor doctors. Jason's wife, Sheila
— Sheila
I'm a former employee. I had brought up this exact scenario and suggested a maintenance procedure that would eliminate the possibility of this type injury. Obviously my warning went unheeded.
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I was actually a couple cars back from this wreck, one of the first on the scene, and helped administer CPR on the victims. The truck driver was going way too fast, but it was actually his trailer that swung around and hit the suv, the semi-truck ended in the median.
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