Wheel detaches from commercial vehicle on Highway 401 in Toronto, catches fire
Published Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:23PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:47PM EDT
No one was injured after wheel of a commercial vehicle came off and burst into flames Saturday evening on Highway 401 in Toronto.
The incident initially occurred on the westbound express lanes of Highway 401 at Weston Road.
In a tweet posted shortly after 9 p.m., the OPP’s Highway Safety Division said the wheel that came off was on the front passenger side.
Police said they recovered the wheel on the Weston Road off ramp.
Wheel off- #Hwy401 WB Express/Weston. Commercial vehicle lost front passenger side wheel. Wheel was on fire and was recovered on the Weston Rd off ramp. Fortunately, no injuries reported. Driver and Company charged. #TorontoOPP ^yb pic.twitter.com/tFJDDfDaDQ— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) March 26, 2023
The driver of the vehicle and the company they work for have both been charged.