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Deadly motorcycle accident caused by tire failure

A motorcycle and a car collided in Louisiana, and the driver of the motorcycle was killed. He was just 32 years old, according to reports, and the accident happened at about 10 minutes before two o'clock on a Saturday morning.

Though driving at night is typically more dangerous, this accident appears to have been caused by one simple factor: The tire. One of the tires on the motorcycle, a 2005 Kawasaki, blew out. This caused the bike to wreck in the road.

After wrecking, the bike and rider were then hit by a pair of cars. One was a 1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a 52-year-old man behind the wheel, which hit the bike. The other was a 2012 Kia with a 36-year-old woman at the controls, and it hit the rider.

Per the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office, the motorcycle rider was killed at the accident scene. The other drivers were not hurt.

This does raise a lot of questions about who is liable in an accident. The police don't think that drugs and alcohol played a role, though they did include blood samples in their investigation to find out for sure.

Reports also did not indicate why the tire blew out. In some cases where vehicles or other products fail, if there were clear flaws or defects, manufacturers may be at fault. That has not been indicated in this accident at this time, but the investigation has not yet concluded.

As you can see, an accident case can quickly become complex as evidence comes to light. If you've lost a loved one in an accident, it's important to know all of the legal options that you have.

Source: WAFB, "Tire failure causes fatal accident, motorcyclist struck by car," Marcus Brown, June 17, 2017

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