Motorcyclist Injured In Tire Blowout Accident Involving Semi-Truck On Highway 180 In Fresno
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA (April 14, 2019) – A motorcyclist blew a tire which then led a semi-truck to overturn on Highway 180.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:30 p.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, a motorcyclist blew a tire not far from a semi-truck.
The driver of the semi-truck overturned as a result of the tire blowout. An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Tire Blowout Accidents
According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 75,000 accidents that happen every year as a result of tire blowouts. There are a number of steps that you should take if you are experiencing a blowout:
- Stay calm. The best thing to do immediately after a tire blowout is absolutely nothing.
- Resist the urge to over-correct and steer straight.
- Gently press on the accelerator. This can help you regain control of the vehicle.
- After a short period of time take your foot off the accelerator and let the car slow down gradually.
- Once the speed of the car is below 30 mph you can then begin to apply the brakes.
There are a number of reasons why a tire might blowout. For example, a blowout could occur because of defects with a tire. Poor maintenance might also lead to a blowout. Depending on the facts of any case, a tire manufacturer could bear responsibility for a blowout. A car accident attorney can examine all of the specific facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a car accident due to a tire blowout? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are here to answer any questions that you have. We’ve successfully resolved thousands of claims and are here to help support your medical and financial needs. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.