Tis the season…for flying wheels

Two incidents yesterday on 400-series highways

A 22-year-old Bradford man has been charged with having detached parts on his vehicle after a flying wheel incident Tuesday on Highway 400 near Highway 407.

He was southbound in his SUV. The wheel bounced into the northbound lanes. No one was hurt.

The second incident was on the 407 at Leslie Street where a wheel spun off a UPS truck into the opposing lanes. It bounced off of two vehicles. One person was treated for minor injuries

All of this occurred not long after OPP announced charges against a 66-year-old Port Sydney man in a flying wheel incident on the 400 in May in which a 32-year-old man was critically injured.

OPP say there’s often an increase in flying wheel incidents this time of year after people have switched to their winter tires. It’s recommended you check to ensure the lug nuts are still on tight a couple of days after the switch.

Fines for flying wheels range from a maximum of $2,000 dollars on passenger vehicles to $50,000 for commercial vehicles.