TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An early morning crash on Interstate 84 resulted in the loss of life and left a Rupert woman seriously injured. The accident occurred at approximately 6:35 a.m. on Interstate 84 westbound near mile marker 224 in Cassia County, close to the town of Malta.
Preliminary findings indicate that a single-vehicle accident resulted from a rear tire failure.
According to authorities, a 2006 Toyota Tundra, driven by a 22-year-old woman from Rupert, was traveling westbound on I-84. A tire on the vehicle suddenly blew out, causing the truck to veer off the right shoulder and subsequently overturn.
The passenger in the Toyota Tundra, a 30-year-old male from Malta, succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash. Authorities reported the driver was transported to an area hospital with injuries.
No further information was immediately available.
The tire needs to be inspected to determine why this accident happened.
Tire failure accidents are more common than people often realize. According to one federal agency, at least 33,000 crashes per year are attributed to tire issues.
Unfortunately, many crashes caused by tire failure result in serious injury or death. As tire defect lawyers, our job is to determine why a tire fails and hold the party responsible for that failure accountable for their mistakes.
Families may assume that the driver of the vehicle is to blame, but oftentimes, the failure is caused by factors outside the driver’s control, such as manufacturing defects or improper repair or maintenance by a tire repair company.
Tire manufacturers are responsible for producing tires that are safe. When a tire manufacturer produces a tire that is not safe and it fails prematurely, the manufacturer is responsible for the injuries and death that occur in the crash.
Likewise, tire repair companies must repair and replace tires with noticeable issues when a tire is brought in to be serviced. If a tire repair company does not do their job properly and the tire ends up failing, they can be held accountable for the injuries and death that occur in the crash.
Following a tire failure accident, the tire must be inspected by trained tire defect attorneys to determine the exact cause of failure. If an inspection proves that the tire was defective or not repaired or replaced properly by a repair company, the responsible parties should be held accountable for the pain and suffering that has been caused by this crash.
The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.
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