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FRESNO: Kristopher Mancebo Killed In Dune Buggy Accident At Oceano Dunes After Mechanical Failure

May 29, 2019

Kristopher Mancebo Fresno: 24-Year-Old Kristopher Mancebo From Tulare Killed In Dune Buggy Accident At Oceano Dunes

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (May 27, 2019) – A 24-year-old man identified as Kristopher Mancebo has tragically died in a dune buggy accident at Oceano Dunes after his car experienced a mechanical failure.

Kristopher Mancebo dune buggy flipped three times after it experienced some type of failure at the front end. The victim was ejected from the car and his passenger sustained injuries. 

Despite life-saving efforts Kristopher Mancebo died after being ejected from the dune buggy. A family friend of the victim said that he was kind soul whom everyone loved. 

Kristopher Mancebo ceased to race competitively, but was still well known in the racing community. A Faceboook message from Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway read, “Our deepest condolences go out to the Mancebo family along with all of Kris’ friends.”

Liability In Dune Buggy Accidents

Dune buggies are recreational motor vehicles that are primarily used on sand. A number of people choose to race them. These devices tend to be much less crash worthy than other vehicles. They also tend to lack a lot of the safety features that other cars have like airbags. Like all cars dune buggies should be periodically inspected and properly maintained. A number of collisions occur due to:

  • Brake failures
  • Engine failures
  • Mechanical malfunctions 
  • Tire failures

Depending on the facts of any case, there may be multiple sources of liability for an accident. For example, a dune buggy manufacturer could be held liable if the accident was caused due to a mechanical failure. Companies are generally liable for design defects with their products. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what you options are. 

Investigating A Dune Buggy Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Kristopher Mancebo. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue to investigate. It is our sincere hope that safety measures are put in place to help prevent accidents like this in the future. 

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