Quick-thinking driver catches a runaway tyre before it crashes into his windscreen
- Driver leaped out of his seat and caught a tyre which was hurtling towards his car
- Caught runaway wheel just before it hit his stationary car in Samara, Russia
- Tyre came off as car turned corner and driver feared it would smash windscreen
A driver was forced to leap out of his car to stop a runaway tyre smashing his car windscreen.
Startling dashcam footage filmed this month shows the man gets out of his car and grabbing the tyre which has flown off a vehicle on the opposite side of the road.
An oncoming silver car turns the corner in Samara, Russia, and suddenly the back tyre and hub cap come off and start bouncing towards traffic on the other side of the road.
A fast-thinking driver managed to stop his car from being damaged by catching a rogue tyre came off a car in Samara, Russia
The silver car’s driver soon realises and pulls over, but it looks like they can do little to prevent it from damaging vehicles stuck at the traffic lights opposite.
The rogue tyre bounces over the road and across tracks in the central reservation, heading straight towards the dashcam.
Suddenly the driver appears in running towards it, then catches it in his arms just in time.
He told ViralVideoUK he jumped out of his car because he feared the tyre would smash his windscreen.
The tyre came off a silver car on the opposite side of the road as it turned the corner and flew into the air as it hit the tracks in the middle of the road