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One Dead, Three Injured in Rollover Accident Caused by Tire Tread Separation

November 18, 2013
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to the, a woman died and three others were injured in a two-car rollover accident on Interstate 4 last month. The fatal incident happened near Lake Mary Boulevard in Seminole County, Florida.

A woman was driving a Ford SUV westbound on Interstate 4 in the center lane as 39-year-old man was driving his Pontiac Grand Am in the right line. Police said the SUV’s left-rear tire separated, causing the woman to lose control of her vehicle as it sharply turned towards the Grand Am.

The 39-year-old steered to the right, leaving the roadway and striking a light pole on the shoulder, causing his car to overturn. Authorities said the driver of the SUV also left the roadway and overturned several times.

A 47-year-old woman who was a passenger inside the Ford was pronounced dead at the scene. Another woman that rode as a passenger and the driver of the SUV was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for their serious injuries. The driver of the Grand Am suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital.

My Car Accident was Caused by Tire Tread Separation and I Need an Injury Attorney

Like all automobile parts, tires are designed to undergo a certain amount of wear-and-tear over time. However, if they were poorly designed or manufactured, the tires are at risk of tread separation, which is effectively a total collapse of the tire.

Many causes of tire tread separation are entirely preventable. Sadly, motorists do not always spend the necessary time and resources to ensure that their vehicle is safe to drive. This negligence can prove to be extremely dangerous.

If a defective auto component has caused your car accident, call our firm today so we can hear your story. We want to know what you have gone through and experienced. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page to share your story.

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