YAVAOPAI COUNTY, Ariz. — Two people were killed and one injured Sept. 15 in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 near Seligman.
The driver of a westbound vehicle lost control of it at about 11 a.m. after one of its tires failed, according to a local news article. Officials with the Arizona Department of Public Safety said the vehicle crossed the median and hit an eastbound car with two occupants.
The driver and passenger in the eastbound vehicle were killed in the collision, and the driver who lost control of the westbound vehicle was flown to a hospital for treatment of injuries.
Officials have yet to identify those involved in the accident, and no other additional information about the crash investigation was immediately released
COMMENTARY ON TIRE FAILURE ACCIDENTS BY ROB AMMONS
I am deeply saddened by the number of tire failure accidents that continue to plague our roadways. A driver’s ability to maintain control of a vehicle at highway speeds is materially impacted after sudden tire failure. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, tire failure causes over 8,000 accidents, resulting in an average of 200 deaths, per year. This is unacceptable and must be corrected.Throughout my career, I have represented families against nearly every major tire manufacturer in the country. It is important that all remaining pieces of the tire in this accident are collected to determine if manufacturer flaw or defect played a role. Determining the cause of the tire failure is one way we can help reduce preventable accidents going forward.
I offer my deepest condolences to all families involved in this tragic accident.
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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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