Tire, Not Alcohol Caused Crash

by Administrator 24. April 2009 03:54

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled this week that a fatal car crash was the result of a faulty tire, not alcohol. Travis Kirby, 20, was driving his Chevrolet Camaro nearly 90 mph on Highway 27 when the vehicle,according to court records, “left the road, rolled, clipped a tree, continuedto roll, hitting another tree, and then came to rest on its side.”

Kirby was killed instantly. Authorities said his bloodalcohol level was 0.25, more than three times the legal limit. RileyStrickland, 18, and Sidney Odom, 19, were both injured.

The court upheld a $2.1 million verdict against GoodyearTire and Rubber Co. and Big 10 Tire Co. Attorney for Odom, Mike Allred said thetire failure was “the direct cause of the accident…I’m very pleased that theCourt of Appeals followed the law and did the right thing in affirming thejudgement.”

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car crash,contact the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt,Feldman & McAnally, PLC at 877-366-5557.

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