Hurtling semi tire misses driver on Utah interstate by inches, firefighters say

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A pickup truck driver narrowly escaped injury or death when a flying semi tire crashed through their windshield on a Utah highway, firefighters said.

“Another few inches would’ve been a different story,” Park City firefighters wrote Sunday, Nov. 28, in a Facebook post with photos of the shattered windshield.

The driver ducked away from the flying tire just at the right time, firefighters wrote.

A driver on Interstate 80 near Park City, Utah, narrowly escaped injury or death when a flying semi tire crashed through a windshield, firefighters say.
A driver on Interstate 80 near Park City, Utah, narrowly escaped injury or death when a flying semi tire crashed through a windshield, firefighters say.

The tire had come off a semi truck traveling west on Interstate 80 and flew into the eastbound lanes, the Facebook post said.

“That’s a miracle,” read one comment on the post.

“Oh my gosh this could have been tragic,” read another.

Park City is about 30 miles east of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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