This is what is left of the tire that launched my car 3 feet in the air at 75mph.
I was driving back from a board meeting in Pierre on I-90, doing 75 in the left lane, and about to pass a truck with a covered trailer, when a wheel complete with tire suddenly appeared in my lane, rolling straight toward me.
The large tire/wheel combo had ripped right off the axle of the trailer in front of me, and I only remember one frame of it as I contemplated how bad this was going to ruin my car, my face, and my day. But instead of smashing into the front of my car, crashing through the windshield and killing me, or bouncing over the top of my vehicle, the unthinkable happened.
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