Shawnee, Kansas – Authorities reported Gomez Humberto-Perez, age 43, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on August 19, 2021.
Reports indicate Humberto-Perez was traveling northbound on Interstate 435 in a 2007 Mitsubishi pickup truck when the vehicle's rear tire blew out. The driver of the pickup lost control and smashed into the right guardrail, causing the vehicle to fall an estimated 60-feet into the creek below.
The Shawnee Police Department responded to the accident and found the driver, a 24-year-old Overland Park man, alive with serious injuries. However, reports indicate Gomez Humberto-Perez died from his injuries at the scene of the accident. No further information is currently available.
COMMENTARY ON TIRE FAILURE ACCIDENTS BY ROB AMMONS
It is heartbreaking to learn about another young person that has had their life derailed by a tire failure. Although many injuries cause permanent damage and impairment, I continue to be inspired by the courage I have seen in clients that overcome the injuries caused by tire-failure crashes.
When I started handling tire failure cases over 25 years ago, I thought that these problems would have been solved by now. I believe that the introduction of tire pressure monitoring systems and the incorporation of a nylon cap ply in tires are a significant step forward in reducing the number of accidents caused by tire failure. But the problem has still not been solved. I will continue to do what I can to make people aware of the risks associated with tire failure. I hope that within the next ten years crashes caused by tire failure are a thing of the past.
If you are interested in learning more about why these crashes continue to occur, you can access some of the articles that I have written on tire failure crashes here.
MEET ROB AMMONS
For over three decades Rob Ammons has concentrated his practice on tire and automotive defect claims, representing clients against tire manufacturers, automakers, tire retailers, and tire service centers. Mr. Ammons’ success against Michelin, BFGoodrich, Uniroyal, Cooper Tire, Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone/Firestone, Continental/General Tire, Kumho Tire, and Yokohama has led to the recall of millions of tires across the country. If you or your loved one have been injured from a defective tire, reach out to Rob Ammons now for a no-cost consultation.
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