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Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Tire Blowout Accident Leads to One Death

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A tire blowout accident turned fatal in Oklahoma. One passenger was killed after the driver’s side rear tire blew out on the highway. The passenger, 74-year-old Gonzalo Arrendondo was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was flown to a nearby hospital in good condition. An investigation is still underway as to the cause… Read More »

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Factors Contributing to Large Truck Tire Blowouts

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Large trucking companies are required by law to conduct inspections of their tires on a routine basis, conduct inspections of their tires before leaving on a delivery, and conduct inspections of their tires while their trucks are out on the road after each day. It is largely because they fail to conduct these inspections… Read More »

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Poor Boyz Sued Over Defective Tire Installation

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Imagine going to have your tires changed at an auto shop. Immediately upon driving your car out of their parking lot, your tires begin to fail. That’s precisely what happened to Michael Short of West Virginia. Now he’s suing the Poor Boyz Auto shop that he says sold him defective tires or defectively installed… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Accident Proves Fatal

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Three people died recently after a tire blowout resulted in a head-on collision. The blowout caused the vehicle to veer off course into oncoming traffic and collide with an SUV in Sumter County. The Florida Highway Patrol said that a 48-year-old woman driving a Chevy Blazer had her front left tire blowout on State… Read More »

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Cyclist Seriously Injured In Bizarre Dump Truck Tire Blowout

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A New Jersey bicyclist was critically injured after fully-loaded Mack dump truck popped one of its tires. The tire dislodged from the truck and rolled away striking the New Jersey man who suffered severe injuries as a result of the collision with the tire. Prosecutors are investigating the incident for potential criminal negligence. Dump… Read More »

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Why Do Tires Blowout On Large Trucks More Frequently?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Why is it that whenever you hear a new segment or read an article on a tire blowout, it seems to involve a tractor-trailer or other large commercial vehicle? There are a number of reasons for this. They range from the manufacture of defective tires to sheer laziness on the part of the commercial… Read More »

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Tire Failure By the Numbers

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

How do you calculate whether or not tire failure contributed to an accident? Do you consider the instances where tire failure was the primary cause? Do you include instances where tire failure was one cause among many? Do you include accidents where tire failure was present but the cause of the accident could not… Read More »

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Jury Awards Man $170K in Snowblower Tire Lawsuit

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A jury awarded a Pennsylvania man $170,000 after he was injured attempting to inflate a tire on his snowblower. For those who work with tires, tire inflation can be a dangerous process even when you know what you’re doing. While snowblower tires are not considered especially dangerous, manufacturers have a duty to warn customers… Read More »

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