Trucker Gets $3M In Suit Over Defective Tire Treads

By Mike Curley (September 30, 2021, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania jury has unanimously awarded a truck driver $3 million in a suit alleging the tires on his vehicle, made by Kumho Tire USA Inc., were defective, causing his vehicle to flip while driving at highway speeds.

The Allegheny County jury returned its verdict after a two-week trial on Wednesday, finding that the tires were defective and should not have been on the market.

According to the suit, Milford Stevens was driving for Thomas Construction in September 2014, carrying 72,000 pounds of sand, when the tread on his left front Kumho Powerfleet 983 tire separated, causing his truck to flip...

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