In a concerning incident on Saturday afternoon, a Greyhound bus carrying approximately 36 passengers experienced a tire blowout, leading to the vehicle flipping over on Interstate 75 South near Forsyth, Georgia.
According to initial reports from Monroe County authorities, the individuals involved in the single-vehicle accident suffered injuries, fortunately not deemed life-threatening. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is actively conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances that led to the tire blowout and subsequent crash.
The bus was seen in the ditch on the side of the interstate as crews were on the scene. Monroe County Emergency Services responded to the situation, arranging for the medical evaluation and treatment of the injured individuals. Thirteen passengers were transported for medical treatment, while the remaining twenty-three were safely transported away from the accident site via a school bus to another location.
Deputies said that the people who were injured in the crash did not have life-threatening injuries. The sheriff’s office is still investigating the crash.
The Failed Tire Must Be Inspected, and the Injured Passengers Must be Compensated for Their Pain and Suffering.
Tire blowouts are a significant concern on our roads, with statistics revealing that approximately 78,000 car accidents are linked to tire blowout incidents each year. As tire defect lawyers, we understand the profound impact that these serious accidents can have on individuals and their families. Our primary goal is to ensure that victims of tire blowout accidents receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
Tires can fail for a variety of reasons, including poor tire maintenance and tire defects. When a tire fails due to a defect, the manufacturer is responsible for the injuries caused by the crash. When a tire fails due to poor maintenance, the company responsible for maintaining the tire may be responsible for the injuries caused by the crash.
Motorcoach tires are particularly susceptible to failure due to their extended highway use, placing the safety of passengers and other motorists at risk. Our tire defect lawyers take this issue very seriously, and we believe passengers injured in accidents caused by a tire failure should be given the opportunity to hold the wrongdoer responsible.
Over the years, we have seen several crashes involving Greyhound buses and other motor coaches. Recently, we resolved a case for individuals and families who suffered serious losses in a fatal head-on collision involving a semi-truck and a Greyhound bus after a tire on the truck failed. This was a difficult case, with neither Greyhound nor the tire manufacturer willingly accepting responsibility for their actions. However, our clients remained strong, and the case was ultimately resolved in their favor.
Like other accidents caused by a tire blowout, trained tire defect professionals will need to inspect this tire to determine what caused the tire to fail and hold the parties responsible accountable for their actions. Our firm remains committed to helping those injured here and others that suffer severe losses as a result of corporate wrongdoing.
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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