Defective Tire Kills Five ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Defective Tire Kills Five

Sisters,  Yuri and Virginia Camacho, filed a lawsuit against Continental Tire North America, for wrongful death, negligence and product liability as a result of an accident that took place last week. The accident killed the parents of both sister in addition to three other relatives. It is thought that a defective tire, which was recalled five years ago, caused their pickup truck to veer off the freeway and hit a tree. Two boys, ages 3 and 10 — one of whom lost his leg below the knee — were hospitalized in serious condition. The Ford F-150, which was driven by Malagon Ortiz, had the type and model of tire that was recalled in 2002, however it was purchased new last year. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records show that the tire, a Continental Contitrac AW P275/60R17, was recalled because of a defect that could cause the tread to detach, prompting a driver to "lose control of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash, personal injury or death."

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