Maria Medina, 62, was injured in a San Diego car accident when a tire on her 1993 Ford Ranger blew out and separated. According to a news report in The Imperial Valley Press, the injury rollover accident occurred at Orchard Road in Imperial County the morning of May 13, 2011. Medina was travelling north when the tread on the right rear tire separated and her vehicle veered out of control. The pickup rolled over the center median before coming to rest on the shoulder. Emergency workers had to free the victim from her vehicle by shearing off the roof of her pickup truck. She suffered a broken left hand and arm. No one else was injured in the crash.
My thoughts and prayers are with Maria Medina following this serious injury rollover accident. I wish her the very best for a complete and speedy recovery.
Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 25 people were killed and 297 were injured as a result of car accidents in the unincorporated areas of Imperial County. During the same year, there were 34 fatalities and 475 injuries reported as a result of Imperial County car accidents.
Tire Tread Separation Causes Rollover
It appears from the report that the vehicle veered out of control and rolled over after the tread on one of the tires separated. It will have to be determined what caused this tire tread separation. Did the tire fail because it was defective? If so, the tire manufacturer may be liable for the crash. Did the vehicle roll over because of a defective design? If that was the case, the manufacturer of the defectively designed vehicle can also be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses sustained. Once a tire loses its tread, it can become difficult even for experienced drivers to regain control of the vehicle.
Claim for Compensation
In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation for damages by filing a products liability claim against the tire manufacturer or the auto maker. They can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Car accident victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who has successfully handled auto products liability cases against large auto makers.
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