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A federal agency said today that it was investigating 21 deaths in crashes of sport utility vehicles that may have occurred because the tires disintegrated The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 193 complaints about accidents including those that caused the 21 deaths that took place when the tread on ATX ATX II and Wilderness tires made by the Bridgestone Firestone Company separated These tires are found on sport utility vehicles and trucks Complaints about these tires have trickled into the agency for the last 10 years but media attention given to accidents involving ATX tires in Florida caused a jump in the number of accidents reported Elizabeth C Neblett a spokeswoman for the agency said The agency is working with BridgestoneFirestone to analyze complaints about the tires The Ford Motor Company is also involved in the agencys investigation because ATX and Wilderness tires on Ford Explorers account for many of the accidents reported On July 21 two families in Jacksonsville Fla filed separate suits against BridgestoneFirestone and Ford Motor contending that tread on Firestone tires on Ford Explorers separated and caused the death of two passengers Similar suits concerning the tires have been filed since 1996 Both Firestone and Ford declined to comment about the lawsuits Most of the accidents involving the tires occurred in warmer areas of the country according to documents on file at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration The majority of these were high-speed blowouts The tire can disintegrate when the car is going over 60 miles an hour according to Harry R Baumgardner the president of Tire Consultants Inc in PAGE The New
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