Man Charged in Runaway Tire Accident on Highway 400

The incident left a Barrie woman with serious, non-life threatening injuries

A 56-year-old Barrie man has been charged following that runaway tire incident in June that sent a Barrie woman to a Toronto trauma centre after her car was struck by the wheel from his vehicle.

OPP Sgt Kerry Schmidt says the man was charged with “Detached part” – HTA 84.2(1).

Video: Runaway Tire Slams into Barrie Woman’s Car

Tire Strikes Vehicle on HWY 400

Sgt Kerry Schmidt gives us the latest after a woman was struck by a tire on HWY400. One lane has been reopened in each direction through highway 89.

Posted by Barrie 360 on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Sgt Schmidt had said the man’s vehicle was travelling northbound and somehow lost a wheel, which bounced into the southbound lanes, striking the woman’s vehicle as it approached Highway 89 near Cookstown. Police say she will make a full recovery.