Basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman had a narrow escape when the SUV he was traveling in flipped over three time on a US highway after one of the vehicles tyres blew out.
As the blond NBA star found out, when one of your tyres blows out at high speed the consequences can be horrendous – which is why it is so important to make sure your tyres are always in good condition.
It only takes a few minutes once every couple of weeks to check that they are properly inflated (see the manufacturers handbook or the plate on the drivers side doorjam for the right level for your car). At the same time, look for signs of damage, such as cracks or bulges, which can lead to blow outs.
Rodman was lucky to escape with his life when the green Range Rover he was traveling towards Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
However, the driver suffered head injuries and was taken to Broward County Medical Centre, while a female passenger was reportedly not seriously injured.
Rodman was pulled free from the smashed-up car by several passers-by who stopped to help.
Denna Bowman, Head Office