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OPP warns drivers to ensure winter tires are securely fastened

After several accidents involving wheels flying off vehicles, the OPP is warning drivers to ensure their tires are securely fastened.

According to the OPP, this is the time of year when there is an increase in wheel separation because people are installing their winter tires and there is a potential that the wheels could become loose after installation because of some settling of the proponents after the vehicle has been driven for a few kilometres.

The wheels of a delivery truck that flew off and hit another car recently had been put on about two weeks earlier. The driver has been charged with wheel separation and driving an unsafe vehicle.

On Tuesday afternoon on Hwy. 400, a 22-year-old driver from Bradford was charged with having detached parts after his wheel flew off.

There have been several incidents of people injured after their vehicles were struck by flying tires, including several this year. A man was critically injured when a tire struck his vehicle on Highway 400 near Highway 89 in May. A couple weeks later, a woman suffered multiple fractures after a tire crashed through her windshield in the same area on the 400. -CINEWS

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