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One Left Dead in Tire Blowout Accident

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A tire blowout accident has left one man dead. The vehicles involved were one sedan and a pickup truck. The pickup truck merged into the left-hand lane when the sedan suffered a tire blowout. The sedan, which was positioned in the right-hand lane, hit the pickup truck causing the vehicle to roll over. The… Read More »

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New Jersey Man Killed After Tire Blowout Accident

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A New Jersey man is dead after his van overturned during a tire blowout accident. The accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway in Ocean County. Witnesses said they saw the van traveling north on the parkway when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The van began to spin out and eventually overturned… Read More »

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Why Do Tire Blowouts Occur on Semi Trucks?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

The number one cause of tire blowouts on semi-trucks is operator error. These trucks are tasked with hauling trailers containing tons of product. They cannot stop on a dime and when they do suffer a tire blowout, the results tend to be catastrophic. Typical drivers will see shredded tire shreds decorating their highways frequently…. Read More »

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Continental Tire Loses Motion to Disclose Beer Drinking in Tire Lawsuit

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Recently, a judge announced that Continental Tire will not be able to introduce evidence that the driver drank 9 to 12 beers the night before the fatal accident occurred. Toxicology reported that there was no evidence of alcohol in his bloodstream at the time of his death. The ruling means that the court believes… Read More »

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Chrysler Facing Valve Stem Lawsuits Related to Tire Pressure Monitoring

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Chrysler alleging that faulty valve stems result in issues related to the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The lawsuits targeted valve stems in the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country, both minivans. The amended complaint included one plaintiff who had purchased a Dodge Grand… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Season is Here

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

There are a number of reasons why tire blowouts occur more in the spring and early summer than the rest of the year. But our neighbors to the north are responsible for at least one of those reasons. In this article, we’ll discuss why tire blowout season is upon us and what you can… Read More »

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Hyundai Recalls Nearly 100,000 Vehicles Over Fire Hazard

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Hyundai has recalled nearly 100,000 vehicles after it was discovered that a simple circuit board glitch could result in vehicles catching fire. The models affected are Hyundai i30 hatchbacks built between 2006 and 2011. These models are believed to be at higher risk after two caught fire in Australia. The affected models include: Elantra… Read More »

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Man Killed in Vehicle Crash Involving Tire Blowout

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An Oklahoma man was killed after his pickup truck suffered a blowout. The driver lost control of the vehicle which hit a ditch and rolled over several times before coming to a stop. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead at the scene. His condition at the time… Read More »

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Family of Victim in One-Way Crash Sues Township, Trucking Co.

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A Mississippi family has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ellisville, Jones County, and Beech’s Towing after 23-year-old Jada Bright was struck head-on in a one-way crash driven by Shelly Rose. Rose was driving a rented Dodge Caravan which is much larger than the Saturn that Bright was driving. Bridge, Rose, and a… Read More »

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SUV Tire Blowout Causes Death, Serious Injuries

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One man is dead and two others are seriously injured following a serious car crash in Illinois when one of the rear tires blew out on a Dodge Durango. The vehicle was traveling east on West 82nd Street in Chicago when the back tire blew. The driver lost control of his SUV causing the… Read More »

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