November 23, 2011 – Bald tires have been determined to be the cause of a crash in Radnor, Pa. according to investigators. The motor vehicle accident injured two teenagers hit by the car while waiting for a school bus last month. One underwent surgery on both his head and leg and remains hospitalized.
Photographs released of the tires on the car show missing tread on most of the tires and exposed metal wires beneath the rubber. The driver of the vehicle, Tamisha Johnson, has been charged with reckless driving and reckless endangerment.
Proper tire maintenance is an important safety function in maintaining your motor vehicle. Under inflation of tires is the leading cause of tire failure and can lead to damage and vehicle failure causing catastrophic injuries to the head, neck or chest, paralysis or other serious injuries. In other cases, improper tire maintenance can lead to accidents causing death. You should refer to your vehicle’s owner manual and consult with an authorized tire retailer for advice on checking your tire pressure or replacing tires.
The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates have represented many victims of motor vehicles accidents. Our Pennsylvania auto accident attorneys have successfully litigated cases and obtained substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.