Flying tire debris from semi-truck on I-5 damages cars

Truck lost tire tread while driving on I-5 through Tigard

Two vehicles in a Men’s Warehouse parking lot in Tigard were damaged after this semi-truck suffered a tire malfunction on I-5 at Lower Boones Ferry Road, Sept. 8, 2014. (KOIN 6 News)
Two vehicles in a Men’s Warehouse parking lot in Tigard were damaged after this semi-truck suffered a tire malfunction on I-5 at Lower Boones Ferry Road, Sept. 8, 2014. (KOIN 6 News)

TIGARD, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Two vehicles in a Men’s Wearhouse parking lot in Tigard were damaged after a semi-truck suffered a tire malfunction on Monday.

Police said a commercial truck pulling a flatbed semi-trailer was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 290 when the left rear dual axle and wheels broke loose just before 3 p.m.

The wheels and axle struck the center concrete barrier, bounced back across the southbound lanes and struck the right front area of a SUV.

Authorities said the wheels and axle then continued across the southbound exit off ramp, through a fence and struck two unoccupied vehicles in a parking lot near a Men’s Wearhouse business.

Both vehicles were moderately damaged, police said. No one was injured.

No citations were issued.

The right southbound lane of I-5 was closed for a few hours while crews worked to remove the semi-truck.

 

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