Lawsuits to be Filed Against Cooper, Ford in Fatal Florida Crash - Tire Review Magazine

Lawsuits to be Filed Against Cooper, Ford in Fatal Florida Crash

Attorney Eric Block today plans to announce the filing of wrongful death lawsuits against Cooper Tire, Ford and other unnamed companies involving a crash last year on Interstate 295 in Jacksonville, Fla., that killed four teens last year.

Representing the four students’ families, Block said a defective Cooper tire on a 1997 Ford Explorer put into motion the crash caused when a tire blew out while the students were driving on the last day of school, June 5, 2009.

Three 15-year-olds and one 17-year-old were killed in the crash. Three 15-year-olds and one 16-year-old were injured. The driver, who was 15 years old at the time of the crash, managed to steer the Explorer to an emergency lane before it overturned.

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