18 million for child death due to aged tire
Jury Awards $18 Million in Death of Child Blamed on Aged Tires - ABC News
New spare tire rotated onto car. Never been on road but it was old enough to fail and cause child's death.
Re: 18 million for child death due to aged tire
At first I thought this was gonna be another BS jury run amok
But here's an article with more detail
According to the family’s attorney, “In January 2006, Ramon Moreno Sr. brought the family's 1994 Ford Explorer to American Tire Depot to replace two rear tires. ATD, a Firestone dealer, advised Mr. Moreno to rotate the spare, a recalled Firestone Radial ATX, onto the vehicle and sold him one new tire. The Moreno family, who purchased the Explorer used in 2005, was unaware that the Firestone spare was 12 years old and part of the massive 2000 Firestone recall.”
Guy goes in, asks for 2 new tires. Firestone dealer takes his 12 year old, recalled Firestone spare tire and puts it on the vehicle. Tread explodes, boy killed.
I'd say that's negligent.
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