California Woman Dies When Shredded Tire Causes Pick-Up To Flip


Posted on 6th July 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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 A California woman was killed, and her husband injured, when one of their tires shredded, causing their pickup truck to roll over several times on Monday.

The accident involved a F-250 Super Duty pick-up going north on Interstate 15 in Victorville, Calif. 

Jerry Wayne Hooker, 55, of Bloomington, Calif., was driving with his wife Gloria Lyn Ziegenmeyer-Hooker, 57, in a fast lane when suddenly his tire lost pressure. He tired to pull over, but then his tire shredded. The truck then flipped repeatedly.

 Rescuers found the couple trapped in their vehicle. Ziegenmeyer- Hooker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hooker was taken by Mercy Air to Antelope Valley Hospital. He injured his right shoulder and had cuts on his face.

Canadian Man Suffers Major Head Injuries In Runaway Tire Accident


Posted on 21st April 2010 by gjohnson in Uncategorized

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A man in Canada sustained serious head injuries in a four-car accident when the vehicles hit tires that flew off a garbage truck.

 The crashes took place at 4:30 a.m. on Highway 403 near Dundas, Canada. The 23-year-old driver of a Suburu sedan involved in the crash suffered bad head injuries when he was thrown from his vehicle. He was air-lifted to a hospital.   

 Police said that the incident happened when cars struck a pair of runaway tires that came off the garbage truck. The drivers involved in the crashes couldn’t see the tires in the predawn darkness.

 After a series of fatal accidents a few years ago, at least one province in Canada put in place larger fines against trucking firms for accidents caused by runaway tires.