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“Bad Timing” Causes Chain of Events That Lead to Pedestrian Death

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Have you ever heard the term “chain hex”? It refers to a curse placed upon someone in a horror story that causes one unfortunate sequence of events after another that eventually results in severe injury or death. Each unfortunate event becomes the foundation for an even more unfortunate event. So, for example, you’re walking… Read More »

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Delivery Truck Driver Blamed for Death of Security Guard

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A security guard at an upscale gated community in Las Vegas lost his life as he was trying to help a delivery truck driver back out of a spot. The family of 61-year-old Mark Streit has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against RC Wiley for whom the delivery driver worked for and the gated… Read More »

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Tractor-Trailer Accident Claims the Lives of Young Couple

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Hannah Krajewski, 21, and her boyfriend, Devaughn Gresham, 23, were killed when a tractor-trailer slammed into their vehicle on I-95. The families have now initiated a lawsuit against the trucking company and their driver for wrongful death. Krajewski’s father says he hopes this sends a message to the trucking industry to slow down and… Read More »

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Mavis Tire Targeted in Fatal Limo Accident

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Mavis Tire is among the named defendants in a lawsuit that revolves around a fatal limo accident that cost twenty people their lives. This accident occurred in Saratoga Springs, NY, an area famed for their horse track racing. According to the passengers, the limo’s brakes were faulty and this is what led directly to… Read More »

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How Many People Die Each Year Due to Tire Blowouts?

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In an age where it’s become commonplace to compare things to the coronavirus, is it also possible that tire blowouts cause more deaths than the virus? The answer, as a matter of fact, is no. Each year, there are roughly 78,000 crashes related to tire blowout accidents. Roughly 400 of those individuals will die… Read More »

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Investigators Reveal Tire Failure Caused Dump Truck Driver’s Death

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A dump truck driver operating a 1981 Chevrolet C-70 dump truck tragically lost his life traveling along a Kentucky interstate. Investigators believe that the truck was traveling around 70 mph when the crash occurred. The driver was heading back to his place of business when the truck experienced a catastrophic tire failure. The vehicle,… Read More »

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Family Sues After Flying Tire Takes Life of Mother

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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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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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Couple Dies in Motorcycle Crash Caused by Blown Tire

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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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