Crash on the way to Funeral Kills Three

download (40)It was already a solemn occasion for the family.  They were traveling in their Ford Expedition down to Mexicali to attend a funeral service.  The somberness in the air was felt after lunch on I-15 around the Riverside-San Diego line.

Perhaps they were consoling themselves over the death of their grandfather, perhaps they were trying to distract themselves with music that reminded them of home. At least six people were on the trip to pay their condolences.

The tires of the Expedition had other plans, however.  An observer said that the tire tread ripped off the wheel of the vehicle and careened recklessly into the center barrier, tossing about a few times in the air before landing on the other side of the freeway.

Three people were nearly instantly killed as the car crashed from the blowout.  The other three were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

Improper vehicle maintenance can sometimes lead to breakdowns, sometimes tragic ones.  Make sure to check the tires before embarking on a trip, as they can make the difference between life and death.  Our condolences go out to the families of those involved.

If you’ve been injured in an accident because of vehicle malfunction, give us a call.  At MBLK, we take a look at all of the circumstances and help you receive the best settlement possible.

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