An RV tire blowout results in fatal accident in Florida

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    A tire blowout caused an RV to overturn in a fatal accident on I-4 in Polk County, Florida. One person has been confirmed dead after the RV crash Sunday afternoon.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the RV was traveling westbound on I-4 near the 31 milepost in the center lane when it had a tire blow out, reports WTSP.

    As the RV drove off the roadway, it hit a light post. The RV overturned and ended up on its left side.

    A 47-year-old Naples resident inside of the RV died at the scene of the crash.

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    Gary R

    When a tire blows out, the first instinct is to hit the brakes. This will increase the pull to the side of the blown tire. Best thing is to keep your foot on the gas and ride it out while gradually slowing down.

    A Safe T Plus steering control can help keep the front wheels from veering as a result of a blowout. I installed one because I’m just not sure how I would react if it happens.


    Know the actual age of your tires. Replace at 7 year mark. Tires are cheap, life is not.
    Check pressure at every tire, including spare, before every trip. Inspect for road damage. Plugged tires are dangerous at the weight of your RV.


    Use tire monitors and sensors, and replace tires at the 7 year point regardless of how they look.