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Couple Dies in Motorcycle Crash Caused by Blown Tire

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A South Florida couple was recently killed on U.S. 27. The two were on a motorcycle when one of their tires blew, causing them to careen off the road. Fifty-five-year-old Stephen Gardella and his partner, fifty-seven-year-old Diana Mowatt were thrown from the motorcycle into traffic, according to witnesses. The couple was coming back from… Read More »

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Bad Tires Leads to Deadly Crash in Michigan

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Six lives were changed and one was taken after a Volkswagen Jetta struck a box truck in Michigan recently. According to authorities, there were three factors that played a major role in the accident. Firstly, they believe that the driver was high on marijuana at the time of the accident. They also believe that… Read More »

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Elected Official Killed in Tire Blowout Accident

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Two died in a crash on the I-71, one of whom was Karen Stutrud of Oregonia. She was the fiscal officer of Washington Twp. The crash that took one other life shut down the highway in both directions. The other fatality was Timothy Brown Sr. who was 55 years of age. The crash occurred… Read More »

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Bus Accident in China Blamed on Tire Blowout

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

A bus accident in China that claimed the lives of 36 people and injured 36 others is being blamed on a tire blowout. Generally, when you hear about an accident involving a large vehicle, like a bus or a tractor-trailer, and that large vehicle swerves over a median into oncoming traffic, there are two… Read More »

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Tire Blowout Accident Leads to One Death

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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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Tire Blowout Accident Proves Fatal

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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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