FILE: A stockpile of tires. A Houston woman’s car windshield was smashed when a tire flew and hit her vehicle on Thursday morning.
A Houston driver said Thursday that she is grateful to be alive to tell the tale after a rollaway tire smashed into her car's windshield and shattered nearly all the glass, according to a report.
Kaneisha Lynn, 28, said she was driving on Interstate 45 during morning rush hour when she saw a tire fly into the highway, hit the median and then come straight toward her car, Fox 26 Houston reported.
“It was a pretty loud boom. By then I had already slowed down. I always told myself not to panic in a situation like this because I’m not driving for myself, I’m driving for myself and those around me," she told the station.
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Her vehicle was the only one struck by the tire, and luckily she did not crash into other vehicles, the report said. She did walk away with a few cuts, and a foot is a bit sore, according to the station.
“You know, I’m just grateful that God said 'it’s not her time'. I just celebrated my 28th birthday two days ago so I am very grateful to be to even speak with you all to tell the story," she said.
She said she is also thankful that her 4-year-old son was not in the car during the incident.
How the tire came to be on the roadway, or to whom it belonged, were unclear.
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