MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — A 45-year-old Rusk woman tragically died April 17 after the motorcycle she was riding on with her husband sustained a tire failure on northbound Interstate 69.
Local authorities said the rear tire of the victims’ 2007 Yamaha motorcycle separated just past Roman Forest Drive, causing the male driver to lose control of the bike and crash. His wife was pronounced dead at the scene. He was transported to Kingwood Hospital in stable condition.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing. Authorities have not released any additional information.
Thoughts on the fatal tire blowout accident in Montgomery County, Texas
We have been seeing a lot of fatal motorcycle accidents caused by a sudden loss of tire pressure. The danger of this type of accident is well known and the importance of resolving the matter cannot be overstated.
For one, the deceased’s family may be entitled to compensation for the manufacturer’s role in the accident. Additionally, when the tire failed due to a manufacturer flaw or defect, other tires of the same design are undoubtedly on our roads putting innocent, unknowing victims’ lives at risk. My firm has represented victims against tire manufacturers for decades and has helped remove countless of these tires from our roadways.
It is impossible to determine if this tire failed due to a manufacturer flaw or defect or some other cause without examining the tire in question. However, my firm routinely provides free consultations to help determine the best path forward. Those impacted here, and others similarly situated, can find further information across my site or by contacting the firm directly.
Until then, I pray the deceased’s family can find peace in the wake of their tragic loss.
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