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Deadly Tire Blowout Causes Rollover

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…
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Can You Handle A Tire Blowout?

Tire blowouts can be very complex and difficult to deal with. On the road, they can be shocking, and your reaction to them might not be the best. On July 3, an SUV traveling eastbound on I-10 near Baton Rouge had a catastrophic blowout. As a result of the blowout, the driver lost control of the SUV, crossed the median and hit another car. The 66-year-old driver of the other car died, despite being properly restrained by a seat belt, and the six people in the SUV were transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries. The SUV driver will now face charges for negligent homicide, careless operation, improper child restraints and for driving without insurance, but the blowout of his tire was the real cause of this awful car crash. How Can I Avoid An Accident After A Tire Blowout? Knowing how to deal with a blowout can be…
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