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Police seeking information on Gatton crash

This 2011 Kia Cerato was badly damaged after it was hit by a flying tyre on Eastern Drive, Gatton.
This 2011 Kia Cerato was badly damaged after it was hit by a flying tyre on Eastern Drive, Gatton. Contributed

Police are investigating a terrifying crash in Gatton which saw two car damaged by a flying object which turned out to be a set of tyres and wheels from an unknown truck.

On Thursday, July 10 two cars were travelling east over the top of the railway bridge on Eastern Drive when they were struck by a dual set of Bridgestone tyres and wheels which emerged suddenly from the westbound lane.

Police have not located the truck the equipment came from, but the wheels suggests they from a heavy vehicle with multiple axis or a trailer.

Police said a red Ford Escape and a blue Kia Cerato were damaged when the tyre likely struck the railing on the bridge and bounced back onto the cars.

The driver of the Kia Cerato said she was unsure as to whether the driver of the truck was aware that they had lost tyres and was hoping the person would come forward.

Her car sustained major damage to the front and side of her vehicle but no one was injured in the incident.

Witnesses said there was an amount of smoke surrounding the tyres and wheel and an inspection of the tyre suggested that the bearing inside the wheel had been worn away, which could account for the smoke.

Police said if that was the case the vehicle or trailer may have had the wheel separated from it while it was driving.

Anyone with information as to the truck involved should contact the Gatton police station.

Topics:  gatton traffic crash


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