TORONTO – Several vehicles were damaged after a tire flew off a minivan on the northbound Hwy. 427 ramp to the eastbound Hwy. 401 Monday.
No injuries were reported.
The incident took place at around 6 a.m.
A front left tire came off a minivan and bounced into lanes of oncoming traffic, striking at least five vehicles.
680News reporter Carl Hanstke recaps what happened when a tire flew off a minivan on Hwy. 427 and struck several vehicles
One of the vehicles hit by the tire belongs to 680News reporter Carl Hanstke.
“I didn’t even really see it coming. All of a sudden, this blur of black, ‘oh my God, there’s a tire,’ and before I could even move, it struck the side of my SUV and kind of slid underneath I guess because I really banged up in the air as I ran over it, so it was quite a thump, quite a scare,” Hanstke said.
According to Hanstke, one driver lost control of their vehicle and went off the highway into a grassy area.
Police told 680News the driver of the minivan has been charged with operation of an unsafe vehicle.