Flying Tire Strikes Motorist
A woman traveling down Georgia 400 was hit by, not a another vehicle, but a flying tire that came from the opposite side of the roadway. The woman lost her life as a result of the incident.
According to police who investigated the scene, the woman was traveling in the southbound lane of Georgia 400. A man driving a pickup truck in the northbound lane lost a wheel and tire. The wheel and tire flew over the median wall and into the woman’s windshield. The woman died as a result of her injuries.
The driver was the only person in the car that was struck by the wheel and tire. The incident did not lead to any other accidents on the highway, but it did shut the highway down for a time. Investigators called it a freak accident and are not placing blame on the driver of the pickup truck at this time.
For his part, the driver of the truck remained on scene until well after noon. He cooperated with police and spoke to reporters who showed up. The man said to one reporter, “I was on my way to my job. I’m not drunk. I’m not driving fast. It was like a normal (day) trying to get my job.”
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