• July 20, 2017

Gilbert Cabral Jr. Killed in Boulder County, CO, Rollover Accident

Boulder County, CO -- July 13, 2017, Gilbert Cabral Jr. was killed due to an accident in which his truck crashed and overturned off-road.

The Boulder County Police responded to the single-vehicle accident scene along US Highway 36 about five miles outside of Lyons.

According to preliminary reports, 69-year-old Cabral was traveling along the highway in a dump truck. As he did so, for reasons yet to be determined, the vehicle lost control and went off the side of the highway. This resulted in the truck rolling down a ravine.

Cabral suffered fatal injuries in the crash and died at the scene. Officials still have not determined the factors leading to the crash.

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Commentary

Attorneys tend to have a bad reputation of always attacking truck drivers, yet an issue I've talked about a lot in the past is just how much danger truck drivers are in their own vehicles. Many truck drivers have been seriously hurt and even killed in rollover accidents like this one because the cabs simply aren't designed to withstand these sorts of crashes. It's an issue that affects many truck drivers across the country, which some don't know about, and which even fewer are doing anything about. The article below discusses the issue more in-depth, explaining the complexities surrounding it and approaches that can be taken to rectify it.

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I'm not saying that this particular incident was exacerbated by unsafe truck design, but its an issue which I've encountered too often not to at least consider. For the sake of the victim and his family, investigations need to be thorough to ensure that all the factors leading to this tragedy are properly addressed.

--Grossman Law Offices

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