Tire Blowout Causes Deadly Charter Bus Crash

Four people died and 42 others were injured in a charter bus crash in North Carolina Saturday. The bus was carrying the Ramah Juco Academy football team from Rock Hills, South Carolina. They were en route to Fayetteville, North Carolina when the bus’s front tire blew out and the bus swerved into a guard rail and sideswiped a column of an overpass bridge.

Police say Brian Andre Kirkpatrick (43), Devonte Gibson (21), Tito Agosinho (19) and Darice Hicks (8) were killed in the accident. The 42 injured passengers were taken to local hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to critical.

Tire blowouts are a serious safety hazard, and they are usually more prevalent problem during the hot summer months. This deadly accident is a grim example of the consequences a blown tire can have. To help mitigate the risk of a tire blowout, follow these 3 safety precautions.

“Our hearts are broken for the lives lost in this horrific crash. We are praying for the families of the victims,” 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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