Defective tire accidents involving cars and trucks will be getting a lot of attention from Florida personal injury lawyers. That’s because of a recent series of deadly vehicle accidents in Central Florida involving tire tread separation. It’s noteworthy that the crashes and collsions on Florida highways involved both passenger cars and semi truck trailers.
Florida Today reports on the first of two recent truck accidents in Brevard County. Police say that 32-year-old Kevin Stanton, a Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy, was driving south in the left lane on I-95 near Titusville. A large semi truck carrying car parts was traveling slightly ahead of him in the center lane. According to police, the tread came off of the truck’s left front tire. The tread apparently wound around one of the truck’s axles. The truck driver lost control, veered to the left, and collided with Deputy Stanton’s police car.
Defective Tire Accidents Claim Lives
Further, the Tampa Bay Times recently reported on the second in a series of defective tire accidents. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a tanker truck carrying hydrogen peroxide was traveling southbound on I-95 on Micco Road near Palm Bay. Police say the driver of the truck lost control after the tread separated from one of the truck’s tires. The truck crashed into an SUV, sending both vehicles into the median and over the guardrails. The tanker truck then overturned and caught fire. The truck driver died from his injuries.
While many defective tire accidents involve trucks, authorities blame an increasing number of car accidents on tire tread separation. In the most recent defective tire accident, an 18 year old Kissimmee woman was killed when her car crashed into a unitlity pole after a tire failed.
In the latest legal action, members of a church in North Carolina recenlty settled a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit over a defective tire. Lawyers in the case say that a “negligently and defectively manufactured and designed” tire caused the accident. In this deadly crash, eight people lost their lives.
Contact Martinez Manglardi Orlando Personal Injury Attorneys if you’ve suffered from a defective product. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation. Serving injury victims throughout Florida.