Virginia State Police have reported that a fire truck en route from New York to Georgia overturned on southbound Interstate 95 on Friday night due to a blown tire. The incident resulted in two individuals being injured and caused traffic delays for several hours.
The accident occurred near Carson around 6 p.m. The fire truck involved was a 1999 Spartan, which had been recently purchased by the Waynesville Fire Department in Georgia from Granville, New York. The truck was being driven back to Georgia when the crash took place. State police explained that the driver lost control of the vehicle when a rear tire blew out, causing it to veer into the median and subsequently flip over onto its driver’s side.
Both the driver and the passenger, residents of Brunswick, Georgia, were ejected from the truck. The driver, a 34-year-old man, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The passenger, a 28-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.
An ongoing investigation is being conducted into the details of the crash.
The cause of the tire failure must be determined to ensure the injured in this crash receive the financial help they need to recover
Tire failure accidents continue to occur across the nation at an alarming frequency. It is important for those injured in these crashes to know that tires should not blow out before they wear out. When they do, it indicates that the tire may be defective.
Our firm handles tire defect cases across the nation and is witnessing an increase in sudden blowouts on tires from certain manufacturers. We are handling over thirty tire defect cases at this moment.
If the tire here was defective, the injured may have a right to bring a personal injury claim to recover damages in addition to any worker’s compensation or other help they are currently receiving. Manufacturers of defective tires should not be allowed to escape liability. Defective tires must be removed from our roadways, and innocent victims compensated for the pain and suffering they endure at no fault of their own.