CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Tire Shatters Windshield On I-57

View Comments
Car Tire

(Credit: AP)

Lastest News Headlines:

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

CHICAGO (CBS) - A stray tire shattered the windshield of a woman’s vehicle on Interstate 57 during the Tuesday morning rush, leaving the woman injured.

At 6:43 a.m., a stray tire went through the windshield of a vehicle driven by a woman on I-57 near Halsted Street on the city’s Far South Side, an Illinois State Police District Chicago master sergeant said.

The woman was able to move her vehicle to an accident reconstruction area near 87th Street for further investigation.

The woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries, including lacerations to her face and a broken nose. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in an unknown condition.

A driver of the vehicle from which the tire came was arrested for having unsafe equipment, police said. Further information was not immediately available.

It is not clear where the tire came from, the sergeant said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

View Comments