August 28, 2011, Mercer, PA — A terrible Pennsylvania car accident with the potential for tragic results has put two people in the hospital but, reportedly, their injuries are not life threatening. The Mercer County car accident occurred last night on Interstate 80 in Pine Township when the tread of a Ford Explorer tire separated, causing the driver to lose control.
The Ford Explorer was being driven by a 36 year old Monaca man.* A 38 year old woman, also from Monaca, was a passenger in the vehicle. The Explorer was apparently westbound in a passing lane when the tire tread separated. The vehicle spun, hit a guardrail and became airborne before flipping on its roof. The driver in the Pennsylvania tire tread failure accident was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he is listed in fair condition. The passenger was ejected, according to reports. Amazingly, however, her injuries are reported only as moderate.
Having seen the consequences of ejection in many Pennsylvania car accidents like this one, we are grateful and amazed that the injuries are not worse than are being reported. Still, even though the injuries might have been much worse, moderate injuries are still painful and recovery can be difficult and uncertain. Our hopes and wishes are with both of the injured parties for a quick and complete recovery.
Pennsylvania Product Defect Contributes to Accident/Complicates Injury Case
With advances in tire technology, tire failure is an increasingly uncommon event. When tires do fail, particularly when they fail at high speed and in a vehicle with a high center of gravity, Pennsylvania tire failure accidents like this one are often the result.
The causes of tire failure can range from design or manufacturing defects to installation defects to owner misuse like over-inflation or under-inflation. When there is a defect in the tire itself or when it has been defectively installed, it is important to preserve the tire remnants (as well as the entire vehicle) and have the case investigated by a Pennsylvania injury lawyer with experience in Pennsylvania products liability cases, particularly those involving tire failure related accidents and injuries. An experienced Mercer car accident lawyer will understand that the evidence must be immediately preserved and then reviewed by qualified forensic examiners to determine whether the manufacturer or installer may have been responsible for the tire failure that caused the Pennsylvania car crash.
Contact Experienced Car Accident Lawyers Who Help People in Mercer, Pennsylvania
For more information on Pennsylvania car collisions, visit our car accident page or take advantage of our offer to give you a free book, “The Ultimate Guide to Car Accident Cases in Pennsylvania: A Roadmap to Justice.” We are Pennsylvania car accident attorneys headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania. We help people in Mercer, Venango, Crawford, Warren and Erie Counties who have been seriously injured.
If you’d prefer to simply get your free information right from the source, call today and schedule a free, no strings attached consultation with one of our experienced Mercer injury attorneys: toll free at 814-833-7100 or 814-833-7100. If your injuries keep you from traveling, we’ll come to you.
* Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., P.C. are Pennsylvania injury lawyers who are committed to educating the public about accidents and injuries in Erie County, Mercer County, Crawford County, Warren County and Venango County. Beginning August 1, 2011, Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., P.C. has determined that names of Pennsylvania car accident victims will generally not be published out of respect for the victim and their family. Pennsylvania accident victim names may be published here in those circumstances where the victim is a public figure or the victim’s identity is important for reasons of story or message.