15-Passenger Van Towing A Trailer With A Tire Tread Separation - A Most Deadly Combination This 15-Passenger Van Attorney Can Imagine
According to sources, on January 29, 2009 a 15-passenger van that was pulling a trailer left from Hobe Sound Bible College heading up I-95. The original plan was to drive to a youth convention in Pennsylvania. In the van were siblings Paul and Julia Stetler, school secretary, Karen Hoffman, and two students, Luke Brinkman and Ally Lavy. About 60 miles down the road, the tire tread separated from the rear tire causing this already defectively designed and unstable vehicle to cross over three lanes of traffic, completely turn around, and exit the roadway in a strip of land that was miraculously cleared of trees two weeks ago. The van turned on its side, all the windows on the driver’s side broke out and one of the passengers was ejected out of the window and rolled from the van.
I have all too often written about the dangers of 15-passenger vans and the incredible number of miles being logged on these by church groups, school children, as well as campers. Miraculously, none of the passengers were killed in this accident. Normally these types of crashes result in the most catastrophic injuries and fatalities and usually all too often the victims leave in body bags. This is truly a miracle.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a 15-passenger van accident, please feel free to contact the experienced 15-passenger van lawyers at the 15-passenger van rollover law firm of Reiff & Bily at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.