Two Injured in Loose Tire Accident on I-80 in Sarpy County, NE
Sarpy County, NE -- August 31, 2022, two people sustained injuries following an accident involving a loose tire.
Officials said they responded to the area of the I-80 Gretna exit at around 12:11 p.m. It appears that a Dodge Avenger traveling eastbound somehow lost a tire. The tire then bounced into oncoming lanes where it hit a semi-truck and a Honda CR-V.
From the Honda, a 51-year-old woman and a passenger had unspecified injuries. No other injuries were mentioned. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Loose Tire Accident on I-80 in Sarpy County
With a loose tire, the most likely explanation is usually that someone didn't secure the tire properly. Maybe that's what happened here. It's also common for a lack of maintenance to lead to a catastrophic failure. However, one can't rule out a defect without thorough investigations. Likely or not, defects happen, and they need to be addressed as soon as possible--especially if others may be in danger.