July 4, 2016 8:34 am
Updated: July 4, 2016 11:47 am

Flying tire hits vehicle injuring occupant on Highway 401

A white Honda SUV was apparently struck by a tire on Highway 401 in Toronto on July 4, 2016.

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One person had to be extricated from their vehicle after it was struck by a tire that fell off a tractor-trailer on Highway 401 early Monday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the 911 call after 6 a.m. on the eastbound express lanes just east of Highway 427.

Images from the scene show the front hood of a white Honda SUV heavily damaged.

Peel EMS say the male occupant was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Ontario Provincial Police say two tires actually came off the tractor-trailer but only one managed to hit the vehicle.

There’s no word yet if any charges will be laid against the driver.

The tractor-trailer is operated by Port Perry Trailer Rentals, a division of Robert E. Lee Enterprises Inc., and has a “satisfactory” safety rating, according to the Ministry of Transportation.

Two tires shown in a photograph after a vehicle was hit on Highway 401 on July 4, 2016.

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