Vehicle Rolled Twice After Tire Blew Out; One Occupant’s Injuries Unknown


January 17, 2015 | A silver SUV flipped twice after the back tire blew out, according to Texas Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Barrett. The accident occurred around mile market 181 on I-30 about 1-2 east of Highway 259.

The vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-30 when the back left tire blew out. This caused the vehicle to veer off the road and then roll twice.

“The vehicle’s tire blew out, the rear end wiggled, lost control, rolled two times, and came to rest upright”, stated Barrett.

Five people, two adults and three children, were in the car when the accident occurred. A LifeNet ambulance carried all the occupants to the hospital. One occupants injuries are unknown, but was incapacitated when LifeNet left the scene, according to Barrett.

Initially, a LifeNet Helicopter was dispatched, but the helicopter was cancelled after EMT’s accessed the scene when they arrived on scene, according to Barrett.

Simms Fire Department, LifeNet, and Texas Highway Patrol responded to the accident.


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