Early Friday morning on SH 130, a rollover accident claimed the life of one person, and injured three others. The accident occurred after a tire blew out on a Ford F-250 pickup truck around 7:00 a.m. The pickup truck was hauling a trailer when a rear tire on the truck blew out. The tire blow out caused the vehicle to roll, landing on a median in between the northbound and the southbound side of the highway.
State troopers that responded to the scene of the accident stated that the accident could have been prevented if the driver of the truck would have maintained his tire pressure. The driver became entrapped in the vehicle after the accident, and was able to survive the accident, but suffered critical injuries. There were three passengers in the truck at the time of the accident, two sustained serious injuries, and one died as a result of the rollover accident.
The impact of the accident caused the southbound lanes of SH 130 to be closed for several hours. Traffic on the south side of the highway was forced to exit at Elroy Road. An investigation into the fatal accident is underway, and it is unknown at this time whether or not the passengers of the vehicle were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
Please contact the car accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to a defective tire.