LOOSE TYRE CAUSES DAMAGE
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.