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Old 05-15-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Accident investigation

Does anyone have a contact with the Louisiana State Police. I think a lot of us would like to know some details, not from curiosity but rather a learning point of view on the recent tire blow out/roll over.
Some things that might have contributed to the accident:
Age of the tires.
Did the owner have a working TPMS
Was there a steering stabilizer installed
Was the blowout the result of striking something in the road.
How fast was the MH traveling.

The more we know the better we can prepare.
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The accident investigation (report) should be public record and should be available to anyone that wants to pay for a copy of that report. A call to Louisiana State Police would probably get you the info you would need to order it. The problem may be that it will only be a report and not an investigation.
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Old 05-16-2015, 12:41 PM   #3
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Unless there was a significant injury or death involved they will most likely not go into that type detail. The average Traffic Accident Investigator may not even know or care about tire age, TPMS on MH's ect. He is just going to ask how fast they were going, and in my experience they usually always say whatever the speed limit was, although they probably asked the truck driver how fast he was going. And it is pretty clear he had a blowout and most likely all the other tires are good. But in a minor injury single vehicle accident(not involving a DUI) most of those reports have little content and are nothing more than a courtesy report for the insurance company. I guess the only way we would ever know all the details is if the driver wanted to share for others to benefit.
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Side effect of life I led is seeing man accident reports.
There is not even a space on the form for "Tire Age" or "TPMS" or "Steering Aids" The only one that would be answered by the report is debris in road There is a space for that.. Also type of road. Speed, Condition of road and such.. But not for the rest.

Not all the accident report forms I saw were filled in.. I got to see them blank.
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Side effect of life I led is seeing man accident reports.
There is not even a space on the form for "Tire Age" or "TPMS" or "Steering Aids" The only one that would be answered by the report is debris in road There is a space for that.. Also type of road. Speed, Condition of road and such.. But not for the rest.

Not all the accident report forms I saw were filled in.. I got to see them blank.
Probably why insurance companies have their own investigators/adjusters. If anyone is really interested they can probably calculate speed from the timing of the lines on the road
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Actually if they really want the speed every vehicle( at least the newer models) has a computer chip in it that will give you that info. On some fatal TC's where speed may have been the issue, they usually pull that chip and download the info.
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Every accident has different circumstances, like road surface shoulder width and condition and the list goes on. Tpms and steering aids and all the other stuff can be helpful but is not infalable. Tire age is a factor but then again I have personally had a brand new steer tire blow out for no good reason other than defective tire. It was not a cheap tire but top of the line.
The best preparation is to be prepared for anything. It is a machine and things can fail at any time. Accidents do happen from time to time but if you compare the accident free miles driven by all the rv's on the road to the ones like just happened it is a pretty small risk.
Make sure your tires are in good shape,inflated properly and drive at a reasonable speed for conditions and hopefully you will be fine. Enjoy the ride.
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