On Interstate 10 near Lacassine, State Police Troop D responded to a crash just after 10:00 pm on July 13. When troopers arrived, they found a rollover accident and quickly determined that a tire blowout was responsible for the devastating one vehicle crash. Four victims were immediately transported to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital, but the efforts of police could not save everyone.
Was Anyone Hurt In The Rollover?
Two of the crash victims were ejected during the rollover, a 36-year-old New Orleans man and a 3-year-old girl from Houston, Texas. Unfortunately, the man was declared dead on the scene, and the little girl later passed while being treated at the hospital. Neither were secured by a seatbelt or safety seat, and the State Police are urging everyone to wear their safety belts when they get in a car.
The two remaining victims, the driver and front seat passenger, sustained only minor to moderate injuries, but were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. These victims will make a full recovery, but the police are still busy trying to figure out why the SUV tire suddenly deflated.
Can An Attorney Help After A Tire Blowout?
In cases like this, determining the cause of a blowout can be very important. Tire manufacturers are responsible for any damages or injuries caused by the sudden failure of their products, so if you are involved in a tire blowout accident, don’t hesitate to call an attorney. Our Lafayette personal injury attorneys would also like to help you stay safe in the event of tire failure, so check out our tips on handling a blowout. For more information about highway safety in Louisiana, keep following our blog, Twitter and Facebook.
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