Family vacation ends in tragedy after tire blowout kills 3, injures 8

A violent crash in South Texas has left a Houston-area family reeling. 

According to the Department of Public Safety, a single-vehicle rollover caused by a tire blowout killed Shakneaqui and Melvin Gallow, along with their 8-year-old son Melvin Jr. Eight other children, ages 2 to 13, were transported to a hospital with injuries.

Family members say the couple was vacationing with their four children and four additional children, including two they had guardianship of.

They were on the 1-10 near Gonzales in their SUV heading to San Antonio just after 9 a.m., when the crash occurred.

Investigators said none of the eight children inside the vehicle were wearing a seat belt. They also say that there were more people in the SUV than seats allowed for.

How The Carlson Law Firm can help

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a tire blowout, you may be entitled to compensation. There are many laws and regulations in place for how products should work and fulfill expectations. If the product does not work as advertised, but instead causes injury or even wrongful death, our firm can provide assistance. We have substantial experience with product liability cases.

Please contact one of our offices today for a free consultation. The Carlson Law Firm has a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys who are ready to help.


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