Tire causes accident on I-10 eastbound

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A tire from a vehicle traveling on Interstate 10 crossed the median causing an accident that damaged a car on Friday.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon on I-10 eastbound just past the I-210 junction. Reportedly, a tire came off of an unknown vehicle traveling westbound, struck the center divider, went airborne over the divider and struck a Nissan traveling eastbound.

The tire hit the windshield of the Nissan causing serious damage to the car. The driver of the car reportedly suffered no injuries, however the passenger was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Traffic was only impacted briefly, and has reportedly resumed normal flow.

The crash remains under investigation.

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