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Car Hit By Flying Tire On 401

A driver escaped a frightening ordeal on the 401 Thursday morning with only a sore shoulder.

John Lee’s typical morning commute in the westbound collector lanes became anything but around 6am. That’s when a Ford Escape heading east had a slight problem.

A tire flew off the vehicle, crossing into oncoming traffic and slamming into the windshield of Lee’s car.

The damage to the vehicle was extensive – but Lee was incredibly lucky.

“The tire just came flying at me,” he told CityNews.

“I saw it coming and I didn’t want to swerve and smash into another car and have a big car pile-up. So I just slowed down and moved over.”

The company that owns the Escape is now facing charges.