According to the Statesman, police officials reported that a rollover crash involving a passenger van that killed three people in October had a tire blowout that caused the vehicle to violently roll on Texas 130 near Texas 45 in Pflugerville, Texas.
The Austin-Travis County EMS reported that two people were ejected from the van: a man, who was around 70-years-old, and a woman, a passenger in her 50s. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Another man was taken to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center in critical condition where he later died. No other injuries were reported.
Southbound lanes of Texas 130 remained closed as police investigated the scene.
A Tire Blowout Caused My Car Accident and I Need an Experienced Attorney
This tragedy is proof of how fatal tire blowouts can be. If a tire blowout occurs, the driver’s ability to control the vehicle is significantly impaired. This could be potentially fatal at high speeds.
The attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson have significant experience recovering compensation for clients affected by tire failure leading to loss of control. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages against Ford, Firestone and many other manufacturers for injuries stemming from defective auto parts.
If your car accident was caused by a tire blowout, our injury attorneys are prepared to help you pursue legal action against the tire manufacturer. Call our firm today and share your experiences with us. We want to hear your story. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page. We handle cases throughout the nation and around the globe.
Did You Know: The average vehicle weighs 2,000 pounds, and some semi-trucks weigh up to 40 times that amount with a full load.
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