Three men, aged 40, 34, and 32, were injured in a New Jersey car accident that occurred after a tire blew out on the Ford van they were in. According to a My Central Jersey news report, the rollover accident occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick. Officials say the driver’s side rear tire blew out causing the van to flip across three lanes of traffic. The 40-year-old driver and the 34-year-old front seat passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle and have been listed in fair condition. The 32-year-old back seat passenger sustained minor shoulder pain. It is not clear what caused the tire to blow out.
When a tire blows out on the roadway, there is the potential for the vehicle to veer out of control or even roll over. In such cases, vehicles that are prone to rollover accidents like vans, pickups, and SUVs are particularly dangerous. Victims of these types of accidents would be well advised to preserve the damaged tire and vehicle for a thorough inspection to determine if a defective auto part or mechanical malfunction caused the crash.
To help prevent blown tire accidents, New Jersey motorists would be well advised to check on the amount of wear on their tires. Low tread and uneven wear are signs of potential danger. Drivers also have it in their best interest to search recent tire recalls posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to see if their tires are on the recall list for defects.
The skilled personal injury lawyers in Princeton at Lependorf & Silverstein have a long and successful track record of representing car accident victims in New Jersey. If you or someone you know has been harmed in a New Jersey car accident, please do not hesitate to call our offices at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.