Blown-tire to Blame for Bus Crash on Interstate 74 near Rockingham, North Carolina

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, a bus carrying several college football players, coaches, and students from the Ramah Jucco Academy was involved in a fatal crash on Interstate 74 in North Carolina. The team, from Rock Hill, South Carolina, was headed to Fayetteville, North Carolina for a football game when the left side front tire suddenly blew out causing the bus to go out of control, striking a guardrail and concrete bridge column. Reports indicate there were at least four fatalities and more than forty others injured as a result of the wreck.

Tire manufacturers are expected and should provide safe and reliable tires-especially on large buses designed to carry passengers. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Butler Wooten & Peak has seen first-hand the devastation and grief that tire manufacturers cause families and communities when passenger bus tires do not perform as they should. Butler Wooten & Peak is representing many survivors and the families of those who died as a result of a defective tire failure on a church bus. We have substantial experience investigating defective tire cases and holding tire manufacturers accountable for their negligence. If you or a family member has been injured or killed as a result of a defective tire, it is critical that you speak with an attorney that has experience holding tire manufacturers accountable for the devastation they cause.