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At least 11 Injured After Charter Bus Carrying University of South Carolina Students to Fraternity Formal Crash Due to a Tire Blowout on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, Mississippi

Hancock County, Miss. – Ten University of South Carolina students and their bus driver sustained injuries in a vehicle accident. The incident happened Friday afternoon on Interstate 10 in Hancock County.

According to reports, the bus, carrying 56 students, was en route to a fraternity formal event in New Orleans when one of the bus tires blew out. The bus driver tried to maintain control but was ejected from the bus when the vehicle leaned to one side, shattering the windshield.

One of the students onboard managed to seize control of the steering wheel, bringing the bus to a stop.

No further updates have been released.

Tire blowouts caused by defective tires must be investigated

Tire blowouts are sudden and violent events that cause significant harm and chaos on the road. While tire failure can occur due to various factors, such as poor maintenance or road hazards, it can also happen because of a poorly designed or manufactured tire.

Sometimes, tires leave the manufacturer with a defect in its design or construction. These faulty tires have no business being on our roadways. Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring their products’ safety and preventing faulty tires from endangering lives on our roads. When defective tires lead to accidents resulting in injury or loss of life, the manufacturers must be held accountable for the harm suffered.

The exact cause of the tire failure in this accident remains unknown. However, a thorough investigation conducted by trained professionals equipped with the necessary knowledge and resources is essential to uncovering the cause of the blowout. Tire defect litigation requires specialized expertise and experience to navigate the complexities involved. Our firm has over thirty years of experience litigating tire-related accidents and has helped hundreds of innocent victims hold tire manufacturers responsible for the harm suffered due to defective tires.



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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