Man From Davies Dies in Boynton Beach Tire Blowout Crash
A Davie man is dead after an accident on southbound Interstate 95 in Boynton Beach.
The Florida highway accident occurred on Saturday, January 7 around 2:30 p.m. Forty-year-old Daniel Cohen was driving south of Woolbright Road when a tire blew out on his 1987 Chevrolet van. Cohen swerved onto the shoulder of the highway where his van overturned. Cohen was ejected from the vehicle. He died from his injuries at Delray Medical Center.
Accidents like this Boynton Beach tire blowout crash are more common than you may believe. Tire blowout accidents kill about 400 people each year. Many of these crashes occur in southern states like Florida, where hot roads cause tires to wear out more quickly.
In many cases, Florida tire-blowout crashes are caused by defective tires. The fatal Boynton Beach tire blowout crash is still under investigation.
You can avoid becoming a victim of a Florida tire blowout accident by inspecting your tires once a month. Check the air pressure on each tire. Make sure that your tires have enough tread, and that there are no unusual bulges or cracks. Don't drive if there are signs of tire damage.
If your tire blows out while you are driving, keep your speed constant. Braking suddenly could cause your car to lose traction. If the tire pulls you in one direction, gently counter-steer in the opposite direction in order to stay in your lane. Once the car stabilizes, start to slow down gradually. Pull over to the side of the road and call for help.