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Freak accident: NYC driver killed when car is hit by flying tyre

2018-08-02 21:44

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Authorities say a 64-year-old driver has been killed when his car was struck by a tyre that flew off a private sanitation vehicle on the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn, New York City.

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

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Police say Martinez suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The driver of the garbage truck remained at the scene. No charges were filed.

Martinez was a building maintenance worker at the New York Police Department headquarters. 

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