Alejandro Flores Killed In Cheyenne Car Accident On Interstate 80 By Milepost 353
Tire Blowout Accident - March 16, 2022
Alejandro Flores, of Chicago, Died In Cheyenne Car Accident After Tire Blowout On Interstate 80 By Milepost 353
CHEYENNE, WYOMING (March 16, 2022) – A man from Chicago, Illinois identified as Alejandro Flores has tragically died in a car accident following a tire blowout on Interstate 80 by Milepost 353.
Wyoming Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 10:35 a.m. on Monday. Alejandro Flores was in a Ford Excursion pulling a trailer when a tire blowout caused him to lose control and crash.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Alejandro Flores was transported to the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where he died due to his injuries.
Equipment failure is being investigated as a factor in the crash.
Liability In Cheyenne Tire Blowout Accidents
Tire blowouts result in thousands of accidents and serious injuries every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reported 733 tire-related deaths in 2016 alone. Blowouts can be terrifying and are likely to result in a driver losing control of their vehicle. There are a number of steps that can be taken in order to help prevent tire blowouts.
- Select the right tires.
- Check your tires for recalls.
- Visually check tires for signs of wear.
- Rotate your tires periodically.
- Check the tire tread depth.
The company that manufactured a tire could potentially be liable for an accident involving a tire blowout. Tire companies have a legal obligation to make sure that their tires are tested and reasonably safe for everyday road conditions. A tire blowout could be the result of a defect with the chemical bonding process that combines the tread to the steel belting of the tire casing. This can occur when the brass plating oxidizes and can be compounded by other defects.
If the vehicle that experienced a tire blowout was being rented, the company that owned that vehicle could potentially be held at fault. Companies that own vehicles have a legal obligation to maintain those vehicles in a reasonably safe condition. This includes correcting known problems and properly inspecting vehicles to uncover potential problems. Failure to properly maintain or inspect tires could easily lead to a catastrophic tire failure. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any tire blowout accident.
- The tire involved in the crash should be preserved and examined.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Maintenance records should be examined.
- Medical records should be preserved.
The family of any victim that died in a tire blowout accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages can help cover many of the unexpected expenses that come with the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one. It is extremely important that evidence is preserved after an accident. Evidence is what will ultimately be used to determine liability. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Cheyenne Tire Blowout Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Alejandro Flores. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all who have lost so much. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent similar tragedies.
Do you need more information about a tire blowout accident? Our team of tire accident experts are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that tire companies are doing everything in their power to keep consumers safe. Whether you just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into a particular accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.