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A CHILDERS man says a loose, fly­ing tyre that smashed on to his car in a public car park has caused more than $2000 worth of dam­age.

Peter Ma­cauley was shop­ping at the lo­cal Wool­worths on May 13 at 11am when he said “some­thing fell from the sky”.

“A car, which was trav­el­ling in a south­ern di­rec­tion on the Bruce Hwy, had a trailer on the back and one of the wheels – com­plete with hub – bounced over the al­cove and the pedes­trian handrails on to the car park,” he said.

“It caused about $2000 dam­age and if it had been a me­tre to the right it would have writ­ten the car off.”

The park­ing area out­side Wool­worths is about 10m lower than the Bruce Hwy.

A Childers Po­lice spokes­woman con­firmed a re­port had been filed and the tyre re­mained at the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion wait­ing to be claimed.

“We searched along the Bruce Hwy at the time but could not find the driver re­spon­si­ble,” she said.

Mr Ma­cauley, who is on a dis­abil­ity pen­sion, said he would strug­gle to pay the re­pair bill and urged the driver to come for­ward.

“I don’t have full com­pre­hen­sive in­sur­ance so this is the last thing I need,” he said. “If there is some­one out there that knows any­thing please come for­ward.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can anony­mously con­tact Childers Po­lice on 4192 1444 or Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000.


UN­LUCKY: Peter Ma­cauley says he can't be­lieve a loose tyre from a trailer fell on to his car parked out­side the lo­cal Wool­worths.

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