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Motorhome Tire Blowout Results in Fatality

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A fatal accident occurred in January at 12:15 p.m. about two miles north of Palm Coast Parkway. Fifty-one-year-old Ricardo Mosquera of Orlando was driving his 20-year-old motor home when the front passenger-side tire blew out causing him to lose control of the vehicle. He was traveling with his wife, Yvette (49) and two other… Read More »

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Chicago Man Killed in Tire Blowout Accident

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A Chicago-area man was killed and two other individuals were injured after the back tire burst in his SUV, according to police. The man was driving a 2020 Dodge Durango causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. He veered off the road and onto the sidewalk where his vehicle struck a light… Read More »

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Two Seriously Injured in Accident with Semi-Truck

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Two octogenarians, George and Patricia Schultz, were seriously injured after a tractor-trailer suffered a tire blowout. They had to be airlifted to a Reno hospital after the accident. The Schultzes were heading westbound on the SR-88 when a semi-truck driven by Juan C. Hernandez of Vacaville, California suffered a catastrophic tire blowout, crossed the… Read More »

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Family Sues After Flying Tire Takes Life of Mother

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

Flying tire accidents occur when the tire or wheel dislocates itself from the vehicle. Even smaller tires weigh enough to completely destroy most passenger vehicles, but flying tire accidents generally involve commercial tractor-trailers. When this happens, it may seem like an act of God, but the truth is these accidents are entirely preventable. One… Read More »

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Passenger Dies After Tire Blowout in Pickup Truck

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A Texas man recently died after a front tire blowout. Chad Eugene Blackman was the passenger in a pickup truck when the tire rapidly deflated causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Robert Deveral Barber was driving a 1991 GMC pickup. He lost control of the vehicle and it careened into a… Read More »

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Pep Boys Sued For Illegal Dumping of Hazardous Materials

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Tire retailer Pep Boys was sued by several California counties after it became known that they were disposing of automotive fluids, used motor oil, and other hazardous waste in bins scheduled to be dumped in public landfills. The counties filed suit against Pep Boys, and that lawsuit has recently reached a $3.7 million verdict… Read More »

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Police Cruiser Struck by Flying Tire

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A burglary call led to a chase in Houston during which a police cruiser was damaged by a flying tire. Flying tire accidents are something that we have covered extensively on our blog. They occur when another vehicle’s tire comes off the wheel and strikes another person or car. They’re often deadly. Tires are… Read More »

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Semi-Truck Crosses into Oncoming Traffic, Killing One

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A semi-truck driver lost control of his vehicle killing a Texas woman. Forty-four-year-old Wajma Popal was killed when her car collided with the semi on Interstate 10. The investigation revealed that the truck driver, Esteban Papilla-Mena, left the roadway crossing into the center median and then into oncoming traffic. It was then that his… Read More »

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Les Schwab Issues First Recall in Company History

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The first recall ever conducted by Les Schwab has resulted in a lawsuit against the glue manufacturer who supplied the company with the rubber compound necessary to retread tires. Les Schwab says that it used the rubber compound to retread commercial truck tires before realizing that there were some serious problems. The lawsuit, which… Read More »

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Corvette Wheels Defective, Says Lawsuit

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A recent lawsuit against General Motors claims that the wheels in their C7 Corvette Grand Sport are faulty and prone to cracking. The cracking can cause the wheel to puncture the tire leading to tire failure while the car is in motion. The Z06 wheels, which are made out of an aluminum alloy, are… Read More »

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