Loose Truck Tire Strikes Vehicle, Injures Normandy Park Woman
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 Hondaâ€™s windshield on the driverâ€™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.
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.