How Runaway Tires Can Kill on the Highway
Driving along a road with loose or damaged tires could cost someone their life. There are countless videos online showing tires ripping off cars or trucks, and smashing through windshields or slamming into pedestrians. In some cases, people manage to escape just in the nick of time, but others aren't so fortunate. Robert Martinez, 64, was killed in August while driving on a New York City expressway when a tire came loose from a private sanitation truck and struck his car.