Driver killed when car is hit by flying tire in Brooklyn

WABC said the victim was a building maintenance worker for the New York Police Department.

1 August 2018 | 18:48

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 1 August 2018 | 18:48

(AFP Photo)

NEW YORK: Authorities said a driver has been killed when his car was struck by a tire that flew off a private sanitation vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn. 

WABC said the victim was a building maintenance worker for the New York Police Department.

He was heading east at around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday when the tire came loose from the westbound sanitation vehicle. It smashed his windshield and caused him to hit the divider.

The victim suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

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