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Loose Tire Accident Kills Truck Driver on I-465 in Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana — A truck driver lost his life after being struck by a passenger vehicle early Monday. The incident occurred on the northeast side of Indianapolis near the Allisonville Road exit.

According to reports, the truck driver pulled to the side of the road after a tire detached from their semi. Another vehicle collided with the loose wheel, causing the tire to become lodged under the car. The passenger vehicle was unable to slow down and struck the trucker.

The truck driver died from his injuries at the local hospital.

The passenger vehicle driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

No other details are available at this time.

Thoughts on Loose Tire Failures

Tires may fall off after routine maintenance, repair or service. When poor repairs, improper installations, or failure to repair are the causes of an accident, the service shop or the trucking company should be held accountable.

We know that something went wrong because the tire should not have fallen off absent a mistake on someone’s part. An investigation will need to be conducted to determine what happened and if the mistake could have been avoided with greater care.



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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