Driver Killed By 400-Pound Tire. Family Recovers $5 Million Settlement
February 15, 2013
An expectant father was killed in a tragic car accident after being crushed by a 400-pound tire. The tire broke from its holding strap aboard a transport vehicle on a highway, and struck the roof of the wrongful death victim’s car.
The man, whose wife was expecting their first child, was driving his car on the highway when the wrongful death auto crash occurred. The heavy tire came careening over the median strip and struck the roof of his car.
The tire had been loaded onto a wooden pallet on a transport vehicle. At the time of the motor vehicle accident, the tire’s holding strap became loose which resulted in the 400-pound tire being released onto the highway.
The auto accident victim suffered extensive head injuries and was knocked unconscious from the impact. He was pronounced dead upon arriving at the hospital.
The family’s wrongful death lawsuit settled before trial for $5 million.
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