An entire family was rocked by a sudden blowout on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in Saint Petersburg. Their SUV immediately started to spin out and crossed several lanes of traffic before coming to a rest in the inside lane facing oncoming traffic. Luckily no one was injured, but their ordeal was not over. Fearing for his family’s safety, the husband ordered his wife and daughter to flee while he stayed behind to change the tire on the SUV. With traffic coming straight on, there were several near misses and eventually one vehicle came too close. The man jumped back against the bridge’s barrier wall and lost his balance. He tumbled over the side and down 30 feet into the water below. “I felt myself falling and I was like before I hit the water, then I knew I was in the water,” said the man as he described his ordeal….
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On July 9th, a vehicle rolled over after losing control in the northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike in Osceola County. The vehicle crashed, flipped over the median, and landed on the southbound side of the highway. Three of the vehicle’s occupants were rushed to a nearby hospital with minor and severe injuries, but a father and son were pronounced dead on the scene. The Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the crash, but the police believe they already know what caused the accident. A spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol has stated that they believe a tire blowout or sudden deflation of a tire caused this horrible accident. Does Tire Failure Happen Often? It is estimated that every year, more than 10,000 injuries and nearly 500 deaths can be linked to some sort of tire failure, which is most often associated with rollover crashes. Blowouts, tread separation, and the sudden loss…
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