A recent Associated Press article reports that a 34-year-old male driver and a 29-year-old female driver were killed in a car accident in Pushmataha County following a tire-blow out from the man’s SUV.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) officials say that when the man’s front driver’s side tire exploded, he lost control of his SUV which went in to the opposing traffic lane. The man’s SUV collided with the woman’s pickup truck.
Both the drivers of the two vehicles were killed during the collision. Each vehicle had one surviving passenger, a 23-year-old woman from the SUV and 29-year-old woman from the pickup truck.
The OHP authorities report that while both drivers were not wearing their seat belts, both of the passengers wore a seat belt during the vehicle crash. The two surviving passengers were both airlifted to the hospital and listed in fair condition.
Tire blowouts can be the direct result of poorly designed tires and lead to driver and passenger injuries. Family members of loved ones who die in Oklahoma car accidents as a result of tire blow-outs and other defective tire problems may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of the their loved ones. Victims are entitled to compensation for their personal injuries, but they may need skilled Oklahoma personal injury attorneys to manage the complexities of a tire defect case.
The Oklahoma defective products attorneys at Maples Law Firm provide highly experienced legal representation for families and victims of car accidents arising from tire defects and other faulty auto components due to manufacturer negligence. Big corporations will use the top legal representation against you, shouldn’t you do the same? Call one of our knowledgeable and aggressive Oklahoma injury attorneys for a free consultation today at 1-888-429-0609.