When you have a flat tire, you typically need another fast. Not in the way Brandon Police Service officers experienced over the weekend.
A police vehicle ended up getting a flat tire on the Trans-Canada Highway in the western Manitoba city Sunday around 11:30 a.m.
The officer pulled over near 1st Street and a second police car later pulled up behind the cruiser to help him with the tire.
The second police car was then hit in the front of the vehicle by a stray tire.
Police said a rear tire managed to come loose from a pick-up truck on a service road nearby.
“The tire flew/bounced across the ditch, across the eastbound and westbound lanes of the (Trans-Canada) Highway and struck the second police car,” a Brandon Police Service media release described.
In all, the tire flew across four lanes of traffic. No one was hurt by the tire. Officers are still investigating.
The police filed the incident under the ‘strange but true category’ on its website.