Loose Truck Tire Strikes Vehicle, Injures Normandy Park Woman


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The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a Normandy Park woman is lucky to be alive today (Wed., June 2) after her windshield was struck by a tire while she was driving on Interstate 5 in Tukwila.

According to WSP, the woman was northbound in her 2002 Honda Accord in the right lane near the Duwamish curves when a southbound truck lost its left front tire while traveling freeway speeds. The tire came across the median and impacted the Honda’s windshield on the driver’s side. The woman calmly pulled to the right shoulder and waited for help to arrive. Fortunately the driver only suffered minor injuries from shattered glass.

A Normandy Park woman is lucky to be alive after her car was struck by a loose truck tire.

The cause of the tire failure is under investigation.

WSP also wants to remind drivers to check their vehicle equipment often to ensure all safety standards are met.

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3 Responses to “Loose Truck Tire Strikes Vehicle, Injures Normandy Park Woman”
  1. kris says:

    thats at burien tow

  2. Coverofnight says:

    “…the driver only suffered minor injuries from shattered glass.”

    And probably some slight embarrassment from having FILLED HER DRAWERS! I know I would have if I’d been behind the wheel! Truly, the Hand of God was protecting this woman. I’m glad to hear she’s OK.

  3. Lee Moyer says:

    I’m glad she is O K too, after the other Hand of God threw a tire (with rim, I suspect) at her at a relative velocity of about 100 miles per hour.
    She did a great job of keeping her cool, even with an airbag in her face.

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