Near Tampa, Florida, cheerleaders were injured in a van accident. While traveling on Interstate 275, the van reportedly blew a rear tire, crashed into a concrete wall, and then flipped over. Numerous Fire Rescue and police vehicles responded to the scene of the accident. The accident caused personal injuries to 13 of the cheerleaders who had just finished competing in Lakeland based cheerleading competition. The cheerleaders were treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Tampa General Hospital. When investigating or evaluating a crash of this nature, it would be important to know the following:
What was the make, model and year of the van?
What the make, model, year, and number of miles on the tire that blew out?
What kind of maintenance was completed for the van during the 6 months to 1 year prior to the crash?
What person or organization owned the van?
What seatbelts were available for use on the van?
What passengers were wearing seatbelts?
What speed was the van traveling just prior to the tire blowing out?
Fortunately, there were no deaths or serious personal injuries reported regarding this crash. It was certainly a frightening experience for all involved as well as their family members. You can read more about this story at Cheerleading Van Crashes on Interstate 275.