Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Port Newark Cop Stops Runaway Tire

In what has to be the ultimate in slick moves, a cop in Port Newark saved a number of cars waiting at a red light from being smashed by a runaway truck tire.

Tires
Flickr User Eric Castro

On patrol at 11 am yesterday the officer sees a tractor trailer tire rolling in the opposite direction down Corbin Street. He hits the cherries, makes a fast U-Turn and accelerates a quarter mile to catch up to it.

The huge tire was moving 30 mph south straight towards a line of cars idling at a traffic light near the Maher port terminal entrance. It was within only two car lengths of the stopped vehicle when officer Joseph Spatuzza managed to intersect it with his vehicle and wedge it up against a guard rail to get it stopped. The tire had been propelled off an axle when a moving tractor trailer’s inside tire exploded. Nice driving officer!

Reminds me of driving paranoia we’ve all had at one point or another. Have you ever thought about this very thing? You’re driving alongside a big rig and think “what if one of his tires just came off right now?” Or “what if one of those cars came loose off that car carrier in front of me?”

What paranoid thoughts have gotten inside your head on the road? Share yours in the comment section below.

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for New Jersey Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.