Victoria Brock Injured In Dement Township Car Accident

Victoria Brock, 33, of Rochelle, Injured In Ogle County Car Accident After Tire Blowout Along Illinois Route 38 and Mulford Road

A woman identified as Victoria Brock was injured in an Ogle County car accident along Illinois Route 38 by Mulford Road. 

OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS (May 15, 2024) – A woman identified as Victoria Brock was injured in an Ogle County car accident along Illinois Route 38 by Mulford Road.

Ogle County officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday morning, May 13. Victoria Brock was traveling westbound on IL Route 38 when her passenger tire experienced a blowout.

This caused the vehicle to leave the roadway and enter a ditch. Rochelle Fire Department officials and EMS were called to the scene in order to help the victim.

Victoria Brock was taken to Rochelle Community Hospital in order to receive care.

Liability For Ogle County Tire Blowout Accidents

Tire blowouts may seem like freak occurrences, but they are actually very common. According to Traffic Injury Prevention, “It was observed that 6.7% of these accidents involved tire blow-outs. In 87% of cases, only one vehicle was involved in the accident. Tire blow-outs occurred in 6.5% of cars that represented more than 80% of the vehicles involved in crashes.” There are a number of common causes of tire blowouts.

  • Improper Maintenance: Tires are more likely to blow if they are not rotated regularly.
  • Manufacturing Defects: Defects in the chemical composition of a tire can lead to a catastrophic failure.
  • Roadway Defects: Potholes and other roadway defects can lead to tire blowouts.

Depending on the facts of any case, there could be multiple liable parties if someone is injured in a tire blowout. For example, the companies that manufacture tires could be liable if an accident is caused by a defect with a tire. In particular, a company may have done an inadequate job of chemically bonding the inner portion of the tire to the outer rim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any tire blowout accident.

  • A police report of the accident should be created.
  • Medical records related to the accident should be preserved.
  • The tire involved in the accident should be preserved.
  • A thorough investigation should be conducted.

It can be hard to know where to begin after any accident. This is particularly after a tire blowout accident. There may not be another driver to collect insurance information from. Accident victims may blame themselves. But this should not be the case. Many tire blowouts are due to errors on the part of tire manufacturers. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Ogle County Tire Blowout Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Victoria Brock as she continues to recover. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. It is our sincere hope that measures are taken to prevent similar accidents on this stretch of roadway.

Do you need more information about an Ogle County tire blowout accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.