Robert Martinez, 64, killed when vehicle struck by tire on Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, New York

Modified Date: 
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 2:15pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Driver killed when car is hit by flying tire in Brooklyn

Authorities say a driver has been killed when his car was struck by a tire that flew off a private sanitation vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn.

Driver killed after tire falls off garbage truck, flies into windshield

Police say Robert Martinez was heading east at around 6:40 a.m. Wednesday when the tire came loose from the westbound sanitation vehicle. It went over the center media and smashed his windshield.

Type: Car Accident
Tire Issues
People Involved: 
Robert Martinez

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