On August 24, a husband and wife died in a motorcycle accident while riding in a local charity poker run motorcycle ride. According to the Evansville Courier & Press, the couple, both 53, were riding a black and orange 1984 Harley-Davidson on I-164 near Covert Avenue when the wreck occurred.
A Sheriff’s Office news release stated that a witness to the crash said that he heard a “loud snapping sound come from the motorcycle just before an apparent tire blowout.”
The driver of the Harley tried to control it after the apparent blowout, but was unable to do so. The bike fell on its side, and the couple were thrown off it. They died shortly after arriving at St. Mary’s Medical Center.
If it is proven that the tire blowout caused this fatal motorcycle accident and that the blowout occurred because the tire was defective, the tire manufacturer should be held accountable. Our national injury attorney fights for the victims of accidents like this. Whoever is responsible, whether it is a large manufacturer or a fellow motorist, we will be relentless in our efforts to bring them to justice and recover the compensation their victims need to move on with their lives.
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[Did you know?: Motorcyclist deaths accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in 2011.]
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