Tire Crashes Through Front Windshield of Vehicle

Rhode Island (September 21, 2011)  A woman survived a terrifying accident on I-95 south when a tire crashed into her vehicle.  According to the Rhode Island State Police, a van traveling north on I-95 in Cranston lost a tire when the rear axle of the van snapped.

The tire went over the center median wall, slamming into the windshield of a white sedan that was traveling south in the left lane of I-95.  The van tire went through the windshield on the passenger side, just missing the driver, tearing a hole in the roof of the sedan.

The female driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Several witnesses stopped to assist the driver.

The Rhode Island State police are investigating the accident, no charges are expected to be filed.

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