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Ramon Antonio Sebastian Of Decatur Killed In Car Accident

Birmingham, Alabama – Authorities reported Ramon Antonio Sebastian, age 43, passed away from injuries sustained in a car accident on August 9, 2021.

Authorities were notified of the accident along I-65 near mile marker 283 around 5:30 a.m.

Reports indicate the vehicle in which Ramon Sebastian was traveling blew a tire, causing the vehicle to collide with a semi-truck.

Sebastian was able to exit the vehicle and assess the damage to the vehicles before being struck by a second vehicle and sustaining fatal injuries.

No other injuries were reported in the accident. The accident is under investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.


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.


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.

Disclaimer: At Ammons Law, we are constantly seeking to improve the quality and safety of our roads and highways. We post these articles to help improve safety within our community. All of the information contained within this post was compiled from public sources or constitutes the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if you identify any false or misleading information.

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