No One Injured After Vehicle Loses Wheel on Morton Wednesday Morning

By Jeremy Coumbes on May 25, 2023 at 12:48pm

No one was injured when a tire came loose from a vehicle and ended up in a Morton Avenue auto dealer’s lot Wednesday morning.

According to a police report, a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old female was traveling eastbound in the 1600 block of West Morton Avenue at approximately 11:00 am, when the rear driver’s side tire and wheel came loose.

The wheel reportedly continued across Morton until it struck an unoccupied vehicle parked at Westown Ford, located at 1312 West Morton Avenue.

The first vehicle slowed to a stop in the center turn lane and sustained damage to the driver’s side rear fender and undercarriage and had to be towed from the scene. The parked vehicle sustained damage to the rear tailgate.

No one was injured and no citations were issued.