A Pennsylvania woman reportedly broke her neck after a runaway dump truck tire hit her car as she drove to the Jersey Shore on Friday.
Tracy Snyder, 61, of Macungie, Pennsylvania, was driving south on Route 42 in Camden County, South Jersey, when her SUV was suddenly struck by a fast-rolling tire, police told NJ.com.
The tire had fallen off a dump truck traveling northbound on the freeway, police officers said.
NJ State Police said the truck’s rear tandem tires “separated from the vehicle” before one of the wheels exited into the southbound lane.
Snyder was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden where she is undergoing surgery to repair fractured vertebrae in her back and neck, her son Keegan Moyer told NJ.com. He said she is in “stable” condition but is on respiratory support.
Moyer said his grandmother was also in the car during the crash but was unharmed.
He said his mother was on her way to drop off his grandmother and his aunt and uncle’s house on the shore.
How the truck’s tires came loose is still under investigation and no criminal charges have been filed in the incident.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/27/woman-breaks-neck-after-runaway-truck-tire-slams-into-car/ Woman breaks her neck after a runaway truck tire crashes into a car