Driving at night can be dangerous enough. Your visibility is decreased which is why it’s good to take it slow. Although no one could have known what was going to happen to one SUV driver.
An SUV which appears to be a Toyota RAV4 was cruising down the highway in Gary Indiana. Deanna Smith who was recording a stray tire at the time recorded the entire incident. A runaway tire which appears to have been separated from either a Semi or a Dump truck was cruising by itself along the highway.
Many of the vehicles on the road were able to avoid the wheel. Although one SUV owner got taken on the ride of their life. It’s not sure if they weren’t paying attention although they drove directly into the wheel. In most cases this would just cause a minor amount of body damage.
Although the Toyota RAV4 managed to climb the wheel as the entire vehicle shot off into the air. The SUV then rolled a few times before coming to a stop. While the crash wasn’t at high speeds Otherwise it could’ve been fatal. She suffered some neck pain but seemed to be fine.
It’s always a good idea to be a defensive driver. Keeping an eye out for obstacles can help prevent you in getting in these types of accidents.