REDLANDS, California – Donel Mangus, 83, of Bloomington died early Tuesday morning at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was being treated after being injured in a Sept. 29 crash on Interstate 10 freeway near University Avenue, according to a report by the San Bernardino County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Mangus initially survived the single-vehicle crash and was being treated at the hospital for serious injuries he sustained after the vehicle rolled down an embankment. Police are investigating the crash and gave no indication why Mangus lost control of the vehicle.

“Motorists can lose control of a vehicle for many reasons including medical conditions, dangerous roadways and even defective automobiles,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm. “Sadly, those injured or families of loved ones killed in a crash have both emotional and financial losses.”

Indeed, medical costs, funeral expenses, family support are a few of the expenses a victim’s family may face in the aftermath of a serious car crash. Many families do not know they can make a claim against a car manufacturer or government if there are defective products or road conditions that were the cause of a crash.

A police report is really the first step, but a complete investigation is often the job of a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.

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For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought to win justice for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more.  The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.