Tires

A 24-year-old driver lost his life after a tire blowout caused him to lose control of his truck and crash.

The accident occurred Wednesday night on US 412, just outside of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

According to the Sand Springs Leader, Joshua Michael Lundgren was driving a crane truck eastbound on the highway when a tire blew out.  The blowout caused Lundgren to lose control of his truck. The crane truck crossed the median, went across the westbound lanes, hit a tree and rolled.

Lundgren died at the scene.

Drivers, what tips do you have for maintaining control of your truck during a blowout?

This video teaches you how to control your truck during a blowout. Please play close attention to the advice given at 5:45.  

“If you run your rig against the governor all the time, you have no power in reserve. Always leave yourself with some extra power to deal with unexpected situations,” the video recommends.

Video Credit: FasterTrucks