Police believe a blown tire was the cause of a fatal truck accident on July 9th on Interstate 75, just north of Ellenton. Semi truck driver Scott Edward Hinchliffe unfortunately died in the crash. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the truck after it hit an embankment to the Erie Street overpass and overturned. Luckily no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Comments from The Trucking Attorneys
Professional truck drivers are required to perform pre-trip inspections before driving a tractor-trailer. This inspection should last approximately 20 to 25 minutes. When performed correctly, the truck driver should be able to identify tires that are becoming worn and need to be replaced before the tire blows out. Unfortunately, many truck drivers cut corners because they do not have the time to perform these inspections. These types of events are often preventable.
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