Police are calling this one a close call. A wheel flew off a transport truck near Orangeville Thursday afternoon but luckily didn’t strike anything.
Police say the tire and rim travelled across several lanes of traffic before landing on the front lawn of a residence. It’s not clear what caused the wheel to become dislodged.
A Barrie man was charged in July of this year after a woman suffered serious injuries when her vehicle was struck by a flying wheel on the 400 at Highway 89. A similar incident that week left a man fighting for his life in hospital after a SUV lost a wheel on the 400 near 89, while a third wheel, lost on the 400 in the same time frame, caused damage to a few vehicles, but did not injure anyone.