Authorities have identified bald front tires as the cause of a serious truck accident in Florida in which a semi-truck carrying flooring materials rolled over on Interstate 95. The 1-95 truck crash occurred April 24 in Fellsmere, Florida.
TCPalm reports that the Florida Highway Patrol has confirmed that truck driver, Rony Pastor Bonilla, was driving with bald front tires that were so worn-down, they were actually to the steel belts. The excessive wear caused the right front tire to blow out, which in turn, led to a loss of control of the large vehicle.
The truck, which was in the outside lane of southbound I-95, traveled onto the shoulder and rolled over onto its side. The driver, Rony Pastor Bonilla, of Pullallup, Wash., suffered minor injuries in the I-95 truck crash. Thankfully, no other vehicles were involved in the accident and there were no injuries reported.
When truck drivers or trucking companies permit a commercial vehicle, such as a large, heavily loaded semi-truck, to be driven in sub-par conditions or with faulty equipment, they endanger not only the lives of the truck driver, but everyone else on the road.
Driving with bald front tires on a semi-truck is a clear violation of federal regulations for the safe operation of commercial vehicles. Such negligence can easily become a factor in the event of a Florida truck accident claim.
If you have been injured in a Florida truck accident that was caused by a driver or trucking company’s failure to adhere to federal regulations, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.
A Florida truck accident attorney at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown can help you determine issues of liability in your truck accident claim. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you collect the damages you and your family need and deserve to move on with your lives. Contact our firm today to schedule your consultation; (863) 533-5525.