On October 25, 2009 Robert Hamilton, 37, was killed in a car accident, according to The Press Enterprise. Mr. Hamilton was traveling with a friend, Rick Batiste in Adelanto, when the vehicle went out of control, flipped over and landed on its roof. The auto caught fire. Mr. Batiste was able to be out of the vehicle but Mr. Hamilton was not, and died at the scene. Police are investigating what made the auto go out of control and catch fire.
The California Highway Patrol reported that Adelanto is the scene of several fatalities and numerous injuries from car accidents. In the year 2007, San Bernardino County reported 308 deaths and close to 10,000 injuries involving motor vehicle accidents.
Something caused this vehicle to flip over - perhaps it was a vehicle defect or mechanical malfunction. Police report that Mr. Hamilton was not driving recklessly and alcohol did not play a part in the accident. If investigators determine that the accident was because of a product defect, Chevrolet, the manufacturer of the vehicle, could be liable for the accident. The family could check into filing a wrongful death claim for compensation to cover the funeral, lost wages and any expenses resulting. An experienced and aggressive personal injury lawyer can advise them of their legal options.