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One Killed, 14 Injured after Tire Blowout on Van

By Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A.  Oct. 11, 2013 1:50p

A large passenger van carrying members of a Fort Lauderdale church rolled over several times after a violent tire blowout. The van was carrying 15 members of the church group and was one of three large vans belonging to the church. The three vehicles were carrying parishioners to a conference in Tampa. They were on the highway when the left rear tire suddenly popped. The driver had difficulty managing the van at that point and lost control. The vehicle swerved dangerously between lanes before going sideways and rolling over several times. It landed on its roof across three lanes of traffic. Fellow church members in the other vans following the vehicle stopped and helped get the occupants free of the mangled van. 14 people, including a two-year-old little girl, suffered moderate to serious injuries. The toddler and three others were rushed to the hospital by ambulance and listed as being in critical condition. The 15th passenger, a 20-year-old man, suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene. Investigators looking into the severe accident say that the toddler had not been properly secured in a safety seat and only the driver and front passenger were definitely wearing seatbelts. The van was towed to an area where it could be investigated for any tire defects or other mechanical malfunctions which may have caused the wreck. Consult with a personal injury lawyer if you were injured in a car crash that was not your fault.

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