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Tire Detaches From Car, Kills Teen

5101e_2_tire_road.jpg A nineteen-year-old woman was driving along a Pennsylvania Interstate when a tire hit her car. The tire came off a Jeep Grand Cherokee as both cars were making their way down opposite sides of Interstate 376, also known as Parkway West. Police are still investigating what caused the tire to fall off the moving sport utility vehicle. The tire detached from the car, bounced over the concrete barrier and hit the roof of Katie Puwalowski’s, the victim, car.

Puwalowski was taken to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Mercy Hospital after the accident, where she later died. Her passenger was treated for minor injuries and released from another local hospital. The driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was not injured when the tire was lost.

Pa. woman dies after being hit by tire on highway, www.miamiherald.com August 01, 2012.


Typically, consumers can expect products to work in the manner they are designed to. However, sometimes products are not designed or manufacturer correctly and can cause disastrous injuries or in this instance, death. The Jeep Grand Cherokee or the tire itself may have been defective, which caused the tire to detach and kill Katie Puwalowski. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a defective product, call the South Florida product liability lawyers at the Friedland Law Group today. Broward’s expert defective product attorneys have dedicated over twenty years to helping accident victims and their families recover compensation for injuries related to use of a defective product. Additionally, the Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers are also exceptional wrongful death attorneys who can help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering of losing your loved one. Don’t hesitate. Call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation.

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