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Tire blowout causes Ford Ranger rollover accident on Interstate 470

Jackson County, Mo – authorities reported a serious accident that injured a man and child after a tire blowout caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle. According to reports, a 22-year-old man from Blue Springs, Missouri, was traveling eastbound on I-470 a quarter-mile west of Douglas when the tire on his 2005 Ford Ranger blew out for unknown reasons.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene around 7:10 p.m. on Friday, December 2, where they found the Ranger overturned off the roadway. Authorities reported that both the man and child sustained serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals.

No further information on the cause of the blowout was immediately available.

The manufacturer of the tire may be to blame for this tragic accident.

This is another example of a preventable accident seriously injuring two innocent victims. The driver of the Ranger pickup truck was likely unaware of the serious risk of tire failure that awaited him in the moments leading up to the crash. Tire failures are a national endemic that leads to serious accidents and death nationwide. The National Transportation Safety Board estimates that as many as 19,000 injuries and 700 deaths are caused by tire failures each year. This is a sickening reality that must be stopped.

Tire manufacturers are the first line of defense in the battle against defective tires. Tire manufacturers must produce tires free from defects and withstand the foreseeable wear of normal use. Failure to manufacture such tires leads to crashes that leave innocent victims seriously injured and killed. This may be the case here.

As one of the leading tire defect law firms in America, we devote our time and resources to victims injured in tire-related crashes. We are committed to holding tire manufacturers responsible for careless mistakes and helping injured victims recover just compensation for their injuries and suffering. This accident must be investigated by trained lawyers to ensure the injured receive justice. It is unfair to let manufacturers walk away without penalty while innocent consumers suffer life-altering injuries and shoulder staggering medical costs. Such injustice cannot be tolerated.

Our firm provides victims injured in tire-related crashes with an independent investigation free of charge. If we determine the accident-causing tire is defective, we will take the steps required to hold the manufacturer responsible and help the injured recover fair compensation for their injuries.

We offer our prayers to the man and young child injured in this crash and hope for a full and speedy recovery.

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