Personal Injury

Widow settles with tire company after fatal cement truck rollover

shredded tire BA istock1 Widow settles with tire company after fatal cement truck rolloverA woman whose husband died while driving a 2006 Peterbilt cement mixer truck has reached a confidential settlement with the tire company she said was responsible for the deadly single-vehicle rollover accident that took her husband’s life.

Leslie Jackson and her eight children sued Canyon Tire Sales Inc., in 2014, following the death of her husband, Steven Wayne Jackson. The lawsuit claims that Mr. Jackson died because the tire on the truck he was driving blew out, which the lawsuit claims was “entirely preventable.” Jackson drove the cement mixer for a landscaping company. The lawsuit alleged Canyon was hired to maintain the company’s tires but failed to conduct regular inspections or to adequately observe and report tread wear.

Jackson’s lawsuit originally named Yokohama, makers of the SuperSteel MY507A model tire, but later dropped the tire company and pinned the blame on Canyon. Canyon, the lawsuit claimed, failed to replace the tire even though it showed clear signs of needing replacement due to excessive tread wear.

Canyon argued that neither Jackson nor anybody else at the landscape company where he worked asked it to replace the tire, and that the contract it had with the company only allowed it to replace a tire if it was flat or had insufficient tread depth – neither of which Canyon claims was the case. Canyon claims it inspected the tire on Jackson’s truck and that it blew out because it came in contact with a foreign object in the road.

Source: Courtroom View Network