Rollover Accident Kills Pregnant Woman, Child

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 17-Jun-2013

A rollover accident sparked by a blown tire claimed the lives of a pregnant woman, her unborn baby, and a young girl when the SUV they were riding in lost control as a result and overturned near Brownsville, Texas, police reported.

The woman was identified as 26-year-old Jovanna Ruiz, who was more than 7 months pregnant at the time of the single-vehicle accident. In addition to Ruiz and her unborn baby, her 4-year-old child, Herlinda Gamez, was also killed in the tire blowout accident. Herlinda was transported to a nearby hospital but was later pronounced dead. Ruiz was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

One more child, a 7-year-old, was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident but endured minor injuries. In addition, Rasalio Gamez, Ruiz’s husband, experienced possible head injuries in the Texas rollover crash.

Rollover accidents caused by a blown out tire can baffle victims, who may blame themselves for the accident, searching for things they could have done differently to prevent the tire failure. But the truth of the matter is that tires should not blow out or lose tread. In addition, the vehicles occupied by victims are designed to withstand the serious impact of a rollover, safeguarding the vulnerable space between the roof of the vehicle and the heads and necks of drivers and passengers.

No amount of money can replace a lost life or the sudden existence of life-altering injuries caused by an auto defect. At The Carlson Law Firm, we hope that by advocating for our clients following an accident caused by a product defect, that we can hold automakers and tire manufacturers responsible for the damages resulting from flawed products.

If you’ve lost a loved one because of a defective tire blow out, call our product liability law firm in Texas for a free initial evaluation regarding your case. We care. We can help.


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