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Detroit Man Struck and Killed by Loose Tire on Interstate 94 in Washtenaw County, Michigan

Washtenaw County, Mich. – One man died after a tire dislodged from another car and struck his vehicle. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 94 in Washtenaw County.

According to state police reports, a Black Dodge Journey was traveling westbound when the driver’s front side tire detached. The loose tire crossed the median and collided with an eastbound Chevy Malibu.

The driver of the Malibu died when the tire hit the windshield and roof of the car, causing the roof to collapse and striking his head.

Emergency responders pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

No further details have been provided.

Thoughts on dislodged tires

These are some of the worst types of accidents to learn about. At no fault of his own, this man lost his life. We can never take that lightly. Any time someone dies in this manner, we need answers — especially for the deceased’s family.

Several factors can cause a tire to become loose. Sometimes, such accidents occur due to poor repair jobs by maintenance shops. When this happens, the shop can be held accountable. Trained professionals will need to investigate what caused this tire to become loose in the middle of traffic and where the liability falls. The deceased’s family deserves to know.

Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this difficult time, and we hope that a thorough investigation will provide them with the answers and justice they deserve.



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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