Man Killed in Tire Blowout Car Accident in San Antonio

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 16-Jul-2012

One man was killed in a San Antonio SUV tire blowout car accident on Loop 410 on Saturday afternoon when the tire failed, causing the driver to lose control of the Jeep the man was riding in.

Police identified the man, who was killed, as 23-year-old James Garcia.

Four other occupants were in the vehicle at the time of the tire blowout car accident in San Antonio. Officials said they did not experience life-threatening injuries and all four were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Authorities did not disclose which of the tires on the SUV blew out, causing the vehicle to overturn, settling on its roof.

The names of the other occupants in the vehicle were not released.

Tire blowouts often result in a loss of control by a driver, especially when the tire affected is the driver’s side, rear tire. It can be difficult for a driver to maintain control when a tire unexpectedly experiences a blowout and some drivers overcorrect in an attempt to maintain such control. At highway speeds, a tire blowout accident can be even more dangerous, involving other vehicles and catapulting a vehicle into a rollover car accident.

Tire blowouts and tread separation can occur for a variety of reasons. Tire defects and poor maintenance are sometimes amplified by rising temperatures and increased auto travel associated with summer.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by a defective tire or bad auto equipment, call our product liability attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Temple and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our car accident lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our accident injury lawyers in San Antonio for a free consultation today.

Our team of experienced product liability attorneys are backed by private investigators located across the state and professional medical consultants, on staff. Investigators and staff have the reach and resources to immediately begin gathering evidence associated with our clients’ accidents, helping unveil details related while seeking just compensation for injuries and loss, while holding negligent people and companies responsible for their carelessness. We care. We can help.


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