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For the lawyer of Ramón Díaz's son, 'aquaplaning' was the cause of the fatal crash


Mariano Cúneo Libarona, defender of Michael Díaz, assured that the route was full of bags of water. Today they operate on the former footballer.

The investigation into the road accident involving the

youngest son of Ramón Díaz

, Michael (37), in which his wife Bárbara Oliver (32) and the driver with whom he collided, former volunteer firefighter Aldo Flaqué (67), died, still he was unable to answer why the defendant crossed lanes.

But for the former footballer's lawyer there was a specific cause:


"Based on the witness who was in a car behind,

the road was in bad shape

, Michael was going at a normal speed, but a recent deluge

filled the road with bags of water and overpowered the car

. It's like driving on a board surfing", maintains the criminal lawyer Mariano Cúneo Libarona in dialogue with


about his client's maneuver.

Aquaplaning (most commonly called "toad") occurs when the deck encounters more water than it is capable of displacing.

The water pressure in front lifts the wheel off the pavement, which decreases or nullifies friction and also decreases control and braking ability. 

Cúneo Libarona adds: "As a consequence of the rain,

the truck breaks and it goes to the other lane

. It ends up colliding with the other man."

Michael had made

more than 300 trips on that route

, which has only one lane per lane, because he manages a field in La Pampa, in addition to others belonging to his father.

The Dodge RAM truck that Michael Díaz was driving and crashed on Route 5. Photo

In fact, Michael and his family had recently returned from the United States from

promoting that hunting ground


Despite his experience on Route 5, his life and that of his surroundings turned upside down forever this Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., around July 9. 

This Saturday

they are going to operate on the defendant for "aggravated manslaughter"

at the Anchorena Sanatorium in San Martín, since he suffered a fractured femur and chest trauma.

For now, the results of the toxicological tests are still pending.

"As soon as he recovers, bury the lady. Ramón (Díaz) is organizing that

the wake be this Monday in the Jardín de Paz de Pilar

. After that he will declare," says Cúneo Libarona.

And he confirms: "

Barbara was not wearing a seat belt

, but Michael and Milo were."

Oliver, who was thrown from the truck, and Flaqué, a former volunteer firefighter who lived on 25 de Mayo, died at the time of the crash.

The autopsies concluded that they died of



"Ramón wants to make contact with Flaqué's family. He wants to talk to them, to help them in everything necessary. It is always important to reach a

peaceful reconciliation

, "acknowledges the criminal lawyer. 

Another question surrounding the tragic accident was

whether Michael used his cell phone while driving


There were versions indicating that his five-year-old son Milo, who survived the crash without injury, had stated, after the sinister road, that he had asked his father to leave his cell phone.

However, judicial sources denied having spoken to the baby about the event.

"It is illogical for such a young child to say that, apart from that it is illegal because he is the son of the defendant.

It cannot be considered evidence

," says Cúneo Libarona.

And he adds: "Ramón told me that he barely used his cell phone."

Ramón Díaz arrived in the country this week to accompany his son after the crash in which his daughter-in-law died.

Photo Luna Maximiliano / Telam

Both Ramón Díaz and his wife Mirta Silvia Riedel arrived this Wednesday from Saudi Arabia to accompany their son and grandson.

The child was left in the care of his grandmother. 

"The father (Ramón Díaz)

is destroyed

by the misfortune that Barbara died and because his grandson was left without his mother. They loved her very much, Michael and she had been together for a long time. She was a very hard-working girl," says the lawyer.

And he confirms that Al-Hilal's coach and his wife "are evaluating being here for a while."


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Source: clarin

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