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Recent Posts in Tire Defects Category

  • Bridgestone is Sued Over Tire Blowout In Deadly Illinois Megabus Crash

    BATO, which is Bridgestone America’s Tire Operation, says it isn’t responsible for the Illinois bus crash last year that left one dead and dozens injured in Litchfield. The double-decker bus accident happened on August 2, 2012 when a tire blowout caused the Megabus vehicle to leave I-55 and crash into the support pillar of a concrete bridge. Killed in the deadly traffic crash was 24-year-old Aditi ...
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  • Tire Blowout Lawsuit Blames Bridgestone for Texas Rollover Crash

    A mother and daughter are suing Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations for Texas auto products liability. The plaintiffs, Staci and Joanna Mathes, blame a faulty spare tire for the 2010 SUV rollover crash that they left them with serious injuries. The tire had been installed by a service station after the original tire blew out. According to their Texas tire defect lawsuit, which the plaintiffs ...
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  • Tire Blowout May Have Caused Illinois Megabus Crash

    According to Illinois State Police, a blown tire may have been the reason that a Megabus vehicle drove off Interstate 55 and into a median before colliding head-on into a concrete overpass pillar. One passenger, 25-year-old University of Missouri student Aditi Avhad, was killed in the double-decker bus crash. At least 38 people were taken to hospitals for treatment of their injuries–that’s about ...
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  • Goodyear Recalls Approximately 41,000 Wrangler Silent Armor Tires

    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. says it is recalling approximately 41,000 Wrangler Silent Armor tires because it is worried that some of them might tear, causing tread separation and potentially deadly collisions. The tire manufacturer says that six sizes, which were made in 2009, are affected. Approximately 27,000 of the recalled tires are thought to be in use. They can be found on vans, pickup ...
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  • Ford on Trial in California 15-Passenger Van Case

    A California 15-passenger van accident lawsuit against Ford Motor Co. is being fought out in civil court. The six plaintiffs are seeking auto products liability compensation over a 2004 van accident. The vehicle, a Ford Econoline E350,was part of a caravan of church kids and their chaperones when tread separation impacted one of its tires. This caused the van driver Bill Brownell to lose control ...
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  • New York Tire Blowout: 2 Killed in Tour Bus Crash Carrying Indian Tourists

    Police are saying that the reason the driver of the tour bus taking Indian tourists to Niagara Falls lost control of the vehicle was because a tire blew out. The catastrophic New York bus accident claimed the lives of two women, while injuring the 34 other passengers and the bus driver. Some of the more serious injuries included head wounds, fractures, and internal bleeding. The bus belongs to ...
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  • $32.2M Goodyear Tire Blowout Verdict Upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court in Deadly 2004 Utah 15-Passenger Van Crash-Again

    Once again, the Nevada Supreme Court has rejected attempts by Goodyear to overturn a $32.2 million defective tire verdict against it in the wrongful case filed by the surviving family members of three people killed in a 2004 Utah 15-passenger van crash. The plaintiffs have said that the deadly auto accident was caused by a tire blowout that caused the vehicle to overturn on I-70. Killed in the ...
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  • $32 Million Defective Tire Judgment Against Goodyear Upheld

    The Nevada Supreme Court is upholding the $32.2 million defective tire verdict against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in the tire blowout accident that killed three victims and injured seven others. Goodyear had argued that the jury award was excessive. However, the court says that the loss of life and serious injuries justify the amount. The tragic car accident happened on August 16, 2004 when a ...
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