SAN MARCOS, CA – A wheel flew off a woman’s car, then struck the vehicle of an Escondido Police officer, in a San Marcos crash yesterday that left the officer with injuries, according to the Times of San Diego.
The collision occurred on State Route 78, near Twin Oaks Valley Road, at about 12 p.m., when a wheel came off the back of a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by a 40-year-old woman from Vista.
The wheel flew over to the opposite side of the highway, striking a Ford Explorer Police Interceptor, then a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado behind it.
The officer sustained minor injuries during the crash.
The female driver and the driver of the Chevrolet, a 22-year-old Escondido man, were not immediately reported as injured.
It is not clear what caused the wheel to detach from the vehicle.
Authorities are continuing to look into the crash at this time.
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