Loose truck wheel rips roof off car

Police are asking for help finding a driver that did not stop after a wheel flew off his truck and tore the roof off a car.

  • Nov. 3, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The Chevrolet Equinox had it’s roof torn off by the wheel.

Police are asking for help finding a driver that did not stop after a wheel flew off his truck and tore the roof off a car.

The semi truck was travelling westbound on Highway 3 on Wednesday, October 26, when the wheel came off near the Michel Creek Old Town Bridge.

The wheel rolled down the highway and into the path of a Mack tractor trailer unit which was travelling eastbound on the highway. The driver of the Mack truck was unable to avoid the rolling tire and struck it with the front left bumper of his truck. The tire shot back across the highway into the westbound lane where it hit the windshield of a Chevrolet Equinox that was travelling westbound. The wheel broke through the windshield and tore the roof off the car. Both occupants of the car were taken to hospital, but incredibly avoided life threatening injuries.

Sgt. Dave Dubnyk from the Elk Valley RCMP said the truck driver that lost a wheel did not stop, and they want to find him.

“The semi truck that lost the tire continued on without stopping,” he said. “However, police believe the truck would have required significant mechanical repair at some point in it’s journey. Police have gathered evidence from the accident scene and are requesting the public’s help in identifying the westbound truck and driver that lost the wheel.”

 

If anyone has information about this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call the Elk Valley RCMP.

 

 

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