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One Killed, another Seriously Injured, after Tire Breaks Free from Passing Car

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A vehicle-condition related accident caused the death of one man, and serious injury to another, following a tragic series of events, occurring along U.S. 41. The accident occurred at approximately 9 a.m. on March 3, 2014. According to the Williston Police accident report, as Patrick Woodard, of Gainesville, was traveling along U.S. 41 in a 1999 Toyota, the left front tire detached from his vehicle. Woodard’s tire then bounced on the west shoulder of the highway, and thereafter flew over a 6-foot tall fence, striking two men.

The victims struck by Woodward’s tire were 33-year-old Ivan J. Sandquist, and 45-year-old James E. Fender, both of Williston. As a result of the impact, Sandquist was killed instantly. Although Fender survived the incident, he suffered catastrophic injury, and was air-lifted to U.S. Health Shands in serious condition. As provided in the initial report, it is suspected Woodward’s tire caused the explosion of an air compressor that Sandquist and Fender had been working on.

The Accident & Injury Attorneys of the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A. express our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Ivan J. Sandquist. Our thought are also with James E. Fender, as he recovers from his injuries.Certainly the victims never anticipated the possibility that they might be struck by a tire that detached from a passing vehicle—no one could anticipate this unfortunate event. Yet the truth remains that accidents like this one are a true possibility. This accident comes following an accident just 9 days earlier, occurring along I-75, where a front tire somehow became detached from a vehicle and struck another vehicle, resulting in serious injury to the unsuspecting victim.

We encourage all accident victims to seek consultation with an attorney that understands the complexities associated with the specific type of accident that occurred, whether surviving victims or family members of the deceased.  It is important to know that accidents, like the ones discussed herein, require a unique combination of experience, both in personal injury, as well as in auto accidents involving vehicle malfunction. The injury & fatality attorneys of the Law Office of Alba & Yochim P.A. have that experience. ‘Let us—go to work—for YOU!’

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