One Airlifted From Natalia, Texas Tire Blowout Rollover Accident

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 14-Mar-2013

A tire blowout accident on I-35 caused a van filled with 6 family members to lose control and rollover on Thursday morning, officials reported.

The mother, who was also the driver, was transported to the hospital via helicopter as a result of the Natalia, Texas rollover accident according to police. Four children in the vehicle were transported with their father to the hospital via ground ambulance. Authorities said the mother was trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by emergency personell using the jaws-of-life.

The accident occurred in Medina County at approximately 10 a.m.

According to reports by authorities, the back, driver’s side tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The driver may have overcorrected, provoking the minivan to overturn several times.

A report published by MySA said the couple injured in the single vehicle accident were recently listed in critical condition as a result of the tire blowout rollover crash. The five children endured minor injuries.

As families travel across the state for spring break vacations and summer approaches, tires are a vital piece of equipment that drivers and passengers rely on to keep them safe while traveling the Texas freeways and interstates. Tire blowouts that occur to the rear tires on vehicles, especially on the driver’s side, can make it even more difficult for drivers to regain control of a vehicle, specifically SUV’s and pickup trucks. Many initial reactions provoke drivers to overcorrect the vehicle, creating an even greater imbalance and causing vehicles to roll.

Even with seatbelts on, occupants can endure serious head and neck injuries caused by the impact of the crushing blows of a vehicle’s roof.

If you or a loved one has experienced serious injuries or loss as a result of a rollover accident caused by a defective tire, call our tire blowout accident lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Temple and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, contact our rollover accident attorneys in Texas online or visit one of the 10 office locations for our auto product liability law firm in Texas for a free initial consultation today. We care. We can help.


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