Motor Home Crash on I-95 in St. Johns County Results in Minor Injuries

Posted on April 11, 2011

Fortunately, the two occupants of a motor home traveling northbound on Interstate 95 in St. Johns County suffered only minor injuries when their recreation vehicle’s (RV) front tire failed and blew out. First Coast News reports the couple was towing a car at the time the tire blew and the driver lost control of the RV, causing it to hit into a concrete barrier in the median of the road and continue until it crashed again into the guardrail. The couple, in their 60s, eventually stopped the vehicle. The man, who was driving, was wearing a seat belt, but the woman in the back was not wearing a safety restraint and sustained minor injuries in the accident.

Our sincere wishes are that the couple returns to the road soon and safely.

Florida is a mecca for motor homes, also known as recreational vehicles (RVs) and travel trailers. Even though an RV can be the size of an 18-wheeler, there are no specialty classes in handing one of these big rigs. As a result, RV handlers sometimes cause accidents by hitting other motor vehicles, rear-ending automobiles, having trouble maneuvering a turn, or failing to be properly secured in the back of the vehicle. There are also issued of maintenance that can lead to a motor vehicle accident, as in this case where a faulty tire blew and, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), caused the Florida defective tire accident. Tires in Florida can fail during hot weather conditions and a defective vehicle of this size involved in a crash can have a deadly outcome.

The Florida motor vehicle accident lawyers at Farah & Farah has been practicing law in Florida since 1979 and has represented both RV owners in accidents and victims of negligent or reckless motor home drivers. Call our offices for a complimentary consultation on your motor home accident.

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