Images from a CCTV camera show the moment a man is hit by a run-away tire that has detached from a vehicle in Ipatinga, Vale do Aço, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The man is seen walking along the street parallel to the urban stretch of the BR-381 highway, in the Iguaçu neighborhood, next to the Hotel Panorama Tower, when he’s hit in the head and knocked out, as the tire barrels across the road toward him.
According to information published by the Portal Diário do Aço from Ipatinga, the victim was identified as 50 year old Roberto Carlos Fernandes. He suffered head trauma and injuries to the chest and is hospitalized at the Hospital Márcio Cunha. The hospital informed the portal that his health is stable and the patient is not at risk of dying.
The incident happened on February 17, 2017. Roberto was walking down Calcedonia street along with his niece, when the tire that apparently broke loose from one of the axes of a trailer that passed by the avenue Pedro Linhares Gomes, flew over the lawn and bounced on the asphalt, hitting him in the head. The vehicle from which the wheel came loose was not found.
Relatives of the victim said the man had suffered a stroke a few days ago. Tires are mean.
Props to Best Gore member @goreaddictTN for the video: