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Arely Tarango Dies and Two Passengers Injured in a Rollover Accident on U.S. Highway 283 in Ellis County, Oklahoma

Ellis County, Oklahoma — One woman died, and two people sustained injuries in a rollover crash that happened Sunday night on Ellis County Road 37.

According to reports, Arely Tarango was driving a 2004 Ford F-150 when she lost control and veered off the roadway. The truck rolled twice and collided with a tree before stopping.

Tarango was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers were hospitalized and released for minor injuries.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported all occupants had on their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

Ford F Series Trucks Have a Long History of Defects that Make Them Dangerous

When a rollover crash happens, many people automatically assume the driver is to blame for any harm suffered since it was a single-vehicle accident. However, if we think about it, shouldn’t our vehicles be designed to protect us in crashes we know will happen? The law thinks so, and when a manufacturer produces a vehicle that fails to protect us, the company that produced the vehicle may be responsible for the injuries and deaths that occur.

I am concerned that there were multiple people injured and one fatally injured even though everyone was wearing their seatbelts. This suggests that the vehicle may have been defective and failed to protect them. This means that the roof may have been crushed during the rollover, the seatbelts were not restrained, or the airbags were not deployed. Any one of these defects could have been the reason such serious injuries were suffered.



If the vehicle is investigated by trained professionals and they determine that any one of the vehicle’s safety features did not work properly, those affected here may have a right to hold Ford responsible for their losses. These are difficult cases because Ford will do everything it can to blame the driver. However, at the end of the day, if the F-150 did not provide proper protection, Ford should not be permitted to escape liability.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex single-vehicle rollover accidents.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.



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