A wheel detachment from a HGV has crushed a vehicle on the M6 motorway in Lancashire.
The loose wheel crossed the central reservation, smashed through the windscreen of an oncoming Peugeot missing the drivers head by inches, and crushed a child seat in the rear of the car. Thankfully a child was not in the vehicle at the time and the driver escaped with minor injuries.
Lancashire Road Police tweeted that “The driver of this car is the luckiest person in the world right now.”
The driver of this car is the luckiest person in the world right now. This tyre detached from an HGV on the M6 at jct28, crossed the central barrier & struck an oncoming vehicle. How they got it to the shoulder and got out is beyond us. Thankfully minor injuries. #T1TacOps pic.twitter.com/Z6chvf7ubD
— Lancs Road Police (@LancsRoadPolice) May 20, 2019
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