A Tampa car accident involving a blown tire leaves one dead and two others injured. The incident took place at approximately 2:15 AM on Thursday morning, February 18, 2010, on South Dale Mabry Highway.
According to investigators, the incident occurred when a driver swerved suddenly to avoid another vehicle. The driver lost control of the vehicle when the right rear tire blew.
The blown tire caused the car to strike a TECO utility pole, a bus bench, and a tree. The force of the impact caused the vehicle to flip over and finally coming to rest in a local parking lot.
There were three people reported in the car at the time of the wreck. Two of the victims were ejected from the overturned car. One of them was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident. A victim had to be removed from the vehicle with the use of special equipment.
Rescue crews transported both surviving victims to a local hospital where they were listed in stable and critical conditions, respectively. The extent of their injuries were not made known and officials have not released their identities.
The fatal Tampa auto accident is still under investigation by local authorities. Officials have not been able to determine who was driving the car.
This is an unfortunate incident and our thoughts and condolences go out to all of these that have been impacted by this tragedy.