Flying Spare Wheel Smashes Drivers Windscreen

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorMichael LeidigAgencyAsia Wire Report

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This is the moment a spare wheel flies off the back of a lorry, hits the front of a coach and then smashes into the windscreen of a car on the motorway.

The accident, which sent the tyre flying high into the air, fortunately resulted in no serious injuries. It happened on the Changchun-Shenzhen Expressway over Lishui City in East China’s Zhejiang Province.

Dashcam footage from the coach shows the spare wheel sliding off the back of the fast-moving light goods lorry and rolling into the bus, whose driver is unable to avoid it despite attempting to swerve away.

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The wheel then continues to bounce along the motorway and flies through the central reservation into the opposite side, crashing into the windscreen of the JAC saloon car.

JAC owner Lin, who was identified by his surname, can be heard saying “Oh, shit!” as the wheel cracks his front windscreen and sends one corner of the safety glass flying into his male passenger.

Lin was able to pull over without causing an accident and waited for authorities to arrive.

He suffered no serious injuries but his passenger was found with cuts on both arms and his left ear.

Lishui authorities tracked down the lorry owner, Wang, who claimed he had no idea his spare wheel had flown off the back of his vehicle.

He has been fined 200 RMB (22 GBP) for failing to secure the wheel.

He will also be held fully liable for the accident and will therefore cover any and all damages to the other vehicles.

John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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