New Jersey riders were terrified when an unpredictable tire crashed into the oncoming traffic on a busy highway and hit a vehicle.
The startling incident was captured on a video showing the rolling down of the large tire A middle lane before impacting a concrete barrier and against oncoming traffic with a black jeep.
The driver identified by ABC 7 as John Rice was not seriously injured.
Rice, a police officer in Piscataway, told the sales outlet that he was driving in his car with his wife and three children in front of his jeep on Route 440 in Edison when the tire hit his vehicle and caused considerable damage.
"At first I thought, please do not hit my wife, my wife is sitting in the car in front of me, three kids in the car and that went through my head, please do not hit her," he said.
The Piscataway Police Department did not prompt NBC News to comment.
It was not immediately clear where the tire came from.