Attorneys argue that the tire “was defective which caused the tread to come off the tire.” Moreover, “the bus never should have been on the road, and the tire caused the crash.” But according to a report from the Charlotte Observer, family lawyers spent nearly 13 months tracking down the tire company and doing research in order to identify all the probable causes.
In September 2016, a South Carolina charter bus carrying a local football team collided with a bridge median after the front tire blew. The side wall of the bus was nearly all ripped off, leading to four deaths and dozens of injuries. Back in August of this year, the insurance company in charge of the bus owner, a Chester church group, conceded the loss of $2 million in liability costs and under-insured motorist coverage. Now families are extending their case to the distributors of the tire itself that blew, with negligence and product liability at the top of their concerns.
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