OPP Reports

Caledon OPP Responds to 3 Incidents of Wheel Separation in One Day

Submitted to Just Sayin' Caledon

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, uniformed members from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police responded to three reported incidents of wheel separation in the Town of Caledon.

The first incident occurred at approximately 7:40 a.m. on Highway 410 and Mayfield Road, where a front wheel of a grey van became dislodged while driving. The vehicle came to a stop safely, no other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported at the time. The investigation is ongoing.

The second incident happened on Charleston Side Road, where a front wheel came off of a grey van. No other vehicles were involved and no injuries were reported. As a result of the police investigation, a 35-year-old driver from Cambridge was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Part Detached.

The third incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on County Road 109, where a rear tire separated from a black pickup truck and struck a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). No injuries were reported at the time. A 64-year-old driver from Wellesley was charged with Drive Motor Vehicle – Part Detached as a result.

The charged drivers are expected to appear at the Caledon East Provincial Offences Court on a later date to answer to the charges.

The drivers indicated that they had recently replaced their winter tires. Caledon OPP would like to remind all motorists that if you have new tires or wheels installed, your tires changed over, your wheels rotated or serviced, it important to return to the store to get your tires re-torqued within 80 kilometres of use. Re-torquing is an inspection of each lug nut after torquing to ensure they are secure and not too loose or too tight on the wheel.

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