Motorist Killed By Runaway Tire on I-85

Last Friday, a motorist was killed when a tire fell off a pickup truck and crashed through the windshield of an oncoming minivan, the AJC reports. The incident took place on I-85, north of Clairmont Road before 8:30 a.m.

Dekalb police said that a Dodge pickup truck was driving northbound when one of the truck’s tired fell off and flew over the median wall. The tire struck the minivan and killed the driver, a 47-year old woman who was in the southbound lane. The minivan driver, whose name has not been released, died at the scene while a 16-year-old passenger was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for evaluation.

Improper Maintenance Auto Accident Cases at Pope & Howard, P.C.

Incidentally, the attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. are going to trial in a wheel separation case this week. Poor maintenance of automobiles, motorcycles, and even roads can lead to severe, and sometimes fatal injuries like the accident mentioned above.

Our auto accident attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. work to protect drivers, and obtain the compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident caused by improper maintenance. Visit us online to learn more about the types of auto accident cases we represent or call (404) 994-4486 to schedule your free consultation today.

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