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SUV Tire Blowout on US-50 in Newton, Kansas, Causes Collison and Sparks a Fire

Newton, Kansas–  An SUV had a tire blowout on US-50 in Newton, Kansas. The blowout caused the vehicle to veer across a median and collide with a semi-truck’s fuel tank, igniting a fire. The semi-truck crashed into an outdoor RV and boat storage facility, causing extensive damage.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on Tire Blowout Crashes

We have handled hundreds of tire failure cases over the last three decades. Many of our clients coming to us for help were unaware that many factors beyond their or the roadway’s control can contribute to tire failure. Tire accidents can be due to a recent repair, replacement job, or manufacturing defect. Trained professionals need to recover what’s left of the tire so a thorough investigation of why the tire failed can start.

When a tire technician installs the incorrect size or improperly installs tires on a vehicle, the maintenance shop may have liability if their mistake causes serious injury or death. The same goes for manufacturing defects.

Manufacturers are responsible for producing tires with the highest standard of safety. Sometimes, due to a manufacturer’s attempt to cut costs, tires with poor craftsmanship make it to the public. Tires can also have a design flaw that makes them more susceptible to a devastating wreck. Manufacturers must be held responsible when their faulty products cause serious injuries or deaths.

An investigation by trained professionals will help determine exactly what went wrong here and ensure the injured motorists receive the help and answers they need.

Those wishing to learn more about tire defects and related accidents can find relevant information in our Tire Defect book, written to help attorneys and consumers understand this serious issue.


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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