A faulty tire is said to have caused a fatal crash involving eight high school students in Florida last year. The crash occurred on an interstate highway, and four students were killed and four more injured. The tragic accident was on the last day of school. According to the investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol, the Ford Explorer the teens were riding in rolled after the tread on its left rear tire, a Cooper Cobra, separated.
One lawsuit has been filed against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Ford Motor Co. and two other Defendants. It was alleged in the suit that Cooper had an “outrageously high number of tread separations.” The company’s manufacturing process was also blamed in the crash. There have been numerous lawsuits filed against the company. But Cooper still hasn’t corrected the safety issues with its tires. Folks have been dying all over the United States for a number of years because of defective Cooper Tires. Florida Highway Patrol investigators found no indication the tires weren’t properly inflated and no nails or other objects were found that might have damaged it. The Explorer’s owners had taken the vehicle for service and replaced two tires two weeks earlier at a Cooper distributor.
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