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Texas Dealer Sued Over Two-Tire Sale, Accident

A Texas tire dealership and its parent company are being sued by the family of a woman killed in a hydroplaning accident, claiming the dealer should have told the woman that buying only two new tires was not safe.

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A Texas tire dealership and its parent company are being sued by the family of a woman killed in a hydroplaning accident, claiming the dealer should have told the woman that buying only two new tires was not safe.

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Further, according to reports, the new tires were mounted on the front of the driver’s 2006 Chrysler Sebring.

Four months after buying the two new tires, the woman was killed after she lost control of her car in a rainstorm on Oct. 9, 2009, crossed the centerline and hit a school bus.

Filing the suit last week in U.S. District Court, her children claim the dealer – South Gateway Tire Co., which is owned by Dunlap & Kyle Co. – should have warned the woman that mounting the new tires on the front was a danger. Her rear tires, according to reports, were worn, and the plaintiffs claim the dealer was negligent for not warning the woman that replacing only two tires might result in hydroplaning.

Article courtesy of TIRE REVIEW magazine.

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