Corpus Christi — Tire Blowout Causes Vehicle Fire on Texas State Highway 358
Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at 10:09 pm by Williams Hart
On the afternoon of Thursday, April 4, 2019, a car was engulfed in flames in a highway in Corpus Christi, Texas, and it was responsible for shutting down traffic for well over an hour.
According to initial reports, a female driver was traveling on the westbound lanes of Texas State Highway 358 when all of a sudden, a tire of her SUV blew out, causing her to lose control, hit the guard rail, and spin out of the highway. The vehicle then burst into flames, and the driver managed to escape.
Even though the driver was able to get out of the car on time, she still received some minor burns, and she was brought to Bay Area Hospital. She is expected to be okay.
The crash caused traffic delays, and firefighters reported that the tire blowout was the cause of the fire.
It is great to hear that no one was seriously hurt in this accident. Unfortunately, there are countless other victims who are not as lucky. Car accidents like this are awfully common nowadays. In a statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, someone dies from a car accident. This can be translated to be about 6 million car accidents every year and about 37,000 people dying from them.
There are three most common causes for car accidents, and these are DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), speeding, and driving while distracted.
Car accidents are quite difficult to the victims and their respective families. Thankfully, there are lawyers that specialize in car accidents, so if you are a victim of this kind of accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help from these lawyers. They will help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (713) 352-7071 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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