Near miss in Mae Rim as tire flies off 18-wheel truck

A lottery seller is thanking her luck and probably buying her own lottery tickets after nearly being struck by a truck tire in Mae Rim yesterday.

The incident saw a tire came loose from a truck on Chotana Road in front of the Mae Rim Post Office, flying from the truck until it struck a motorcycle next to the woman.

Miss Sorrasak Chimeng, 38, a witness to the accident, said that the tire ran along the road until striking the motorcycle next to the lottery stand. She noted that the driver may not have known that he had lost a wheel but likewise the situation was dangerous. “Who is going to pay for the damage to the bike?” she added.