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Coffee consumers get 'tire-d' surprise

A run-away semi-truck tire caused some chaos Monday afternoon when it smashed through the parking lot of Common Grounds coffee shop on Columbia Avenue.

Castlegar RCMP Staff Sgt. Laurel Mathew said coffee shop patrons probably got a bit of a suprise at around 1:45 p.m., when a massive tire rolled off the Kinnaird overpass offramp and hit three parked cars.

“The driver of the semi was east-bound on Highway 3 when a tire from his trailer burst off the rim and rolled down the offramp,” she says. “The tire struck three parked vehicles, causing some damage.

“Luckily, no one was hurt by the flying tire, and it came to rest in the parking lot.”

No charges are being laid in connection with the incident.