Tire Blowout Leads to Terrible Truck Crash on I-15 in Las Vegas

August 15th, 2010 by Farhan Naqvi in Car Accidents

A family of five was driving along Interstate 15 (I-15) in Las Vegas when their right tire blew out. In many instances, when this happens, the driver and passengers are inconvenienced since they have to replace the tire or wait until AAA shows up. Unfortunately, this was not the case for the family on I-15.

Their pickup truck traveled across multiple lanes and eventually slammed head-on into a parked paving truck. Both parents were killed and the three children suffered serious injuries, according to fox5vegas.com.

My deepest sympathies go out to the injured children. Their lives will be changed forever after this awful accident. Not only will they need time to recuperate from their injuries, but they’ll now be forced to grow up without their parents; truly heart breaking.

Nevada Highway Troopers wanted to stress the importance of remaining calm when a tire blows out. The best way to avoid an accident is not to panic and keep your vehicle going straight until it can safely come to a complete stop.


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