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Josefa Chagolla, Evangelina Chagolla, Johnessa Espinoza Killed and Others Injured in a Tire Blowout Accident on I-680, south of Sunol Boulevard Pleasanton, California

Pleasanton, California  – Three people died, and five others suffered injuries in a car accident near Pleasanton, California. The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Interstate Highway 680, south of Sunol Boulevard.

According to reports, a Honda Pilot’s rear tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control and crash down an embankment. The vehicle crossed all lanes onto the right shoulder and rode up on the concrete wall along the highway, causing the car to go airborne and collide with a tree.

Details surrounding the incident are ongoing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Crashes caused by a bad tire need to be investigated to determine if the tire was defective

Tire failure crashes that cause serious injuries and death need an investigation to see if a tire manufacturer or repair shop is responsible for the crash.  If a mistake by a corporation caused the devastating pain and harm that we see in this crash, the corporation needs to be held responsible.

The public sometimes mistake tire failure as always being the driver’s or roadway’s fault. This is not true. Throughout the years, we have handled hundreds of cases where responsible drivers did everything they could but were seriously injured and killed because a manufacturer or repair shop did not do their job.

This happens when the tire leaves the manufacturer defective. This means the tire is produced in such a way that it is more likely to blow out for no reason. Defective tires have no place on our roadway because they cause devastating crashes like this one and leave innocent motorists in harm’s way.

Another reason we see crashes like this is when a tire shop repairs a tire incorrectly. Some repair shops sell bad tires, repair tires that are past their life, or even install the wrong tires on vehicles. Any of these mistakes can lead to a tire blowout with the driver being unable to control the vehicle. These are serious mistakes, and repair shops responsible for such crashes shouldn’t be allowed to escape liability.

It’s crucial that trained professionals examine the tire in question. The surviving family and injured victims deserve answers. They deserve to know why the tire failed and if a company is responsible for the pain caused by this crash. May they receive the answers and justice they are entitled to.




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.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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