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How Many People Die Each Year Due to Tire Blowouts?

By Halpern Santos & Pinkert |

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

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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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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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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