Couple escape unscathed after truck tyre lands on car while driving along ECP

A tyre flew off a truck and landed on a couple's car while they were driving along ECP.
A tyre flew off a truck and landed on a couple's car while they were driving along ECP.PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG/FACEBOOK
A tyre flew off a truck and landed on a couple's car.
A tyre flew off a truck and landed on a couple's car. PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG?FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A couple driving along the East Coast Parkway on Tuesday (July 28) got a shock when a tyre flew off a truck, over a centre divider and landed on the front of their car.

The couple escaped the incident unscathed.

Mr Lim Wui Liang, who was driving the car, wrote on his Facebook page: "The impact flipped my bonnet upwards, and I heard parts of my car breaking away. Our airbags deployed."

He posted photos of the incident, which showed a wrecked car and a truck with a missing tyre.

He said that there was a trail of debris, and added that another car was also hit by the tyre.

Mr Lim was thankful that his son was not in the car at the time.

He wrote: "If I had been slower or faster, the consequence would have been unthinkable. The car would have flipped if it went over the tyre. Or, the tyre would have smashed the windscreen, and onto us."

jalmsab@sph.com.sg