Commercial driver, operator charged after wheel flies off tractor trailer on Highway 7

A motorist was lucky to escape with only minor injuries after a wheel detached from a tractor trailer and slammed into their vehicle on Highway 7.

According to the OPP, the incident occured in the Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen on Wednesday (Feb. 19).

Police shared photos of the damage on social media, noting in a subsequent post that the driver and operator of the tractor trailer had been charged under the Highway Traffic Act.

Both are scheduled to appear in Peterborough court in April.

Their names were not released.

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