Johnson County, Missouri — On Wednesday, a tire blowout led to a vehicle accident
on Missouri 58, situated north of southwest 350 Road, Johnson County, leaving two local residents injured.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident transpired when the left front tire of the vehicle Alex Elliott was driving blew out. The car veered off the road, struck an embankment, and overturned. The passenger in the vehicle was ejected from the car.
Mr. Elliot and the car passenger suffered injuries and were transported to the hospital.
No further information is available at this time.
Thoughts on Reasons for Tire Blowouts People are Unaware of
Most responsible car owners take care of their tires. They regularly check the tires’ air pressure, replace worn tires, and drive safely on the roadways. However, even the most careful car owner can experience tire failure while driving.
When a tire failure accident results in serious injuries or death, it is crucial for trained professionals to investigate the cause of the blowout to determine if a repair shop or the manufacturer of the tire is responsible for the crash. With a proper investigation, all possible factors on why the tire failed are laid out on the table.
Tire failure causes 10,000 serious injuries yearly (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Report). Some of these incidents are out of the control of the driver. For example, a poor repair or placement job may be to blame if the tires went through recent maintenance. Sometimes, technicians fail to properly install or install the incorrect size of tires for the vehicle.
When this happens, and serious injuries or deaths result, the maintenance company may be held liable for their negligent actions.
Sometimes, a defective tire makes it out to the driving public, posing a danger on the roadways. A tire is deemed faulty when it has a flawed design or is made with poor craftsmanship. When manufacturers cut corners and place an inferior product that causes harm to the public, they need to be held accountable for their negligent actions.
While we can’t come to any conclusions on this accident with the few details provided, trained tire defect professionals can investigate this accident and determine exactly why the tire failed. If it is determined the manufacturer or a repair company is responsible, the injured deserve a right to recover fair compensation to cover their injuries and damages suffered in this crash.
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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