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This report investigates the little-known hazard of the road - aged tires that have exceeded their shelf life. Most motorists only look at the depth of a tire's tread to determine if it is safe enough to use. However, our investigation revealed that as tires get older, even if they've never been driven a mile, they can dry out, and after six years of age, can become dangerous. Experts say aged tires have led to numerous fatalities, yet motorists have been kept in the dark about the issue.
When a car careened off a mountain on the Washington-Oregon border, a confusion in which ambulance service should respond led to a major delay in the victims getting help. The victim died eleven days later from injuries sustained during the crash.