• June 16, 2022

Gustavo Loustaunau Orosa, Ali Jabali Killed in Truck Accident in Romeoville, IL

Romeoville, IL -- June 10, 2022, Gustavo Loustaunau Orosa and Ali Jabali were killed after an accident where a dump truck hit a car.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:22 p.m. along Route 53 at University Parkway.

It appears that 46-year-old Ali Jabali was the driver of a rideshare car while 55-year-old Gustavo Loustaunau Orosa was riding in the back seat. In a series of events unclear, a dump truck crashed with the car, causing both Jabali and Orosa to sustain fatal injuries.

Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Ali Jabali, Gustavo Loustaunau Orosa Truck Accident in Romeoville

It's not entirely clear what happened here, and that's not exactly unusual after a serious truck wreck. They can be incredibly complex, and even the authorities may not have the tools, time, or training to get all the facts victims and families need. In fact, waiting around on them can be seriously harmful to families search for answers.

Gustavo Loustaunau Orosa, Ali Jabali Killed in Truck Accident in Romeoville, IL

Not long, for example, a family came to me months after a deadly wreck because police never came to them with any information. As we looked into things, it turned out the investigating officer--who happened to be a rookie put in charge of a serious, chaotic commercial truck wreck--was waiting for the trucking company to share information. That officer let the trucking company take the truck's ECM from the scene before it could be independently verified. Our jaws just about hit the floor.

The Engine Control Module is a vital piece of evidence that can show speeds and sometimes braking leading up to a collision. Letting a trucking company take that thinking they'll just share the information later is incredibly irresponsible. It'd be like asking a burglary suspect to dust for fingerprints. Innocent or not, how could you possibly rely on that evidence?

Fortunately, our investigations and legal maneuvering were enough to salvage that case, but one officer's actions nearly torpedoed a family's opportunity to get the help and the closure they deserved. Maybe mistakes like that won't be a problem here, but that's no reason to forego having experienced professionals look into things as soon as possible.

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