Fatal Crash on I-10 Caused by Faulty Tire
Fatal Crash on I-10 Caused by Faulty Tire

Tire tread separation is to blame for a fatal crash on I-10 near Cabazon Thursday morning. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the driver of an SUV heading east on I-10 lost control of the vehicle due to tire tread separation. The SUV went across four lanes of traffic before colliding with a tractor trailer that was parked on the shoulder. The crash happened around 6 a.m.

A 24-year-old man in the SUV’s passenger seat died at the scene. The driver was taken to Desert Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The tractor-trailer driver was not hurt in the crash. He was apparently stopped on the shoulder due to an electrical malfunction. Two lanes of eastbound I-10 were closed while CHP investigated the fatal crash.

Tire tread separation can pose a serious safety hazard on the road. Look out for these warning signs that your tire needs to be replaced:

  1. Cracks or cuts in the tire tread
  2. Tread wear that is uneven or inconsistent
  3. Tread that is worn down to 1/16-inch
  4. Bulges on the tire’s sidewall
  5. Excessive vibration coming from tires while driving

“We’re deeply saddened to hear about this loss. Pay close attention to your tire tread so you’re not putting yourself at risk,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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