Parking Brake Adjusting Screw Failure

Wednesday, September 15, 2021: 1:40 PM
241 (America's Center)
Ms. Dawn DiMarco , Robson Forensic, Philadelphia, PA
The parking brake of a flatbed tow truck failed and allowed the truck to roll into traffic causing a collision. Preliminary investigation revealed a fractured adjusting screw within the parking brake lever assembly. Subsequent evaluation was performed to determine the cause of the adjusting screw failure.