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Dump Truck Tire Blowout Seriously Injures 61-year-old Man on State Road 247 in Columbia County, Gainesville, Florida


Columbia County, FL – A man is in serious condition after the dump truck he was operating had a tire blowout. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon on State Road 247 south of SW Allison Terrace.

According to reports, the driver was traveling south on SR 247 in a 1995 Ford LTLS 9000 dump truck when the left front tire blew out. The truck veered off the east shoulder, colliding with a tree.

Emergency responders transported the driver to the hospital for treatment.

No further details have been released.

Commercial truck tires should not blowout

When a tire blows out on a commercial truck, some people may view it as a stroke of bad luck or an issue with its maintenance. Some may even think no one is at fault for the tire failure. However, there are many instances where a tire manufacturer fails to produce a truck tire with the highest safety standards, leaving the tire defective and prone to premature blowouts.  When this happens, the blowout is entirely outside the control of the driver, and the blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the manufacturer.

Unfortunately, this happens far more often than people realize. For example, we are currently handling an accident similar to this one in Arizona. Our client was driving a cement truck when his front tire suffered a blowout. Unable to control the sudden and unexpected pull of his truck, the vehicle rolled multiple times, leaving our client seriously injured–changing his life forever. The tire manufacturer is trying to blame our client by saying he should have been able to control a sudden steer axle tire failure at highway speeds. The tire manufacturer is also trying to blame the company for not maintaining the tire. This is not surprising, at the end of the day, the manufacturer will do everything it can to escape liability. However, when we inspected the failed steer axle tire, it was clear that the tire suffered a belt-to-belt tread separation because the tire was not produced properly. A tire failure caused by such a defect is the direct result of the manufacturer not doing its job.

This is just one of dozens of accidents we are currently handling or have recently handled for innocent men and women who have been seriously injured or killed due to a defective truck tire. This is a big problem, and more must be done to hold these manufacturers accountable.

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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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