Freak Accident

Date: Thu. Dec. 22 2011 9:12 AM ET
A woman was killed when a tire flew off of a tractor-trailer and smashed into her vehicle early Thursday morning.

Ontario Provincial Police said the fatal accident happened along the Toronto-bound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way near the Burlington Skyway at about 6:30 a.m.

A police spokesperson said the tire flew off a southbound truck and crossed the highway, striking the woman’s car.

The woman was alone in the vehicle and died following the collision.

The OPP says the tractor-trailer did not stop at the scene and police are seeking witnesses to the collision in an attempt to track down the driver.

The QEW was closed in the area during a police investigation and as debris was cleared from the scene.

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You couldn’t plan that, I’m sure the truck driver didn’t mean to do it.  It’s probably a very sad time for her family…

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