Robert Carlos Fernandes was just walking down a street in Brazil with his wife, when he was suddenly thrown into a situation that would result in a fight for his life. At only 50 years old, he is lucky to be alive after a freak run away tire flew off of a car and knocked him out cold.
It shot at him like a laser guided missile and collided with the back of his head. He immediately crumpled to the ground, suffering from a fractured chest and a fractured skull. He was quickly rushed to Marcio Marcio Cunha Hospital and has now been released from intensive care.
Journalist Gil Souza said:
“Witnesses said that the vehicle was carrying a trailer and the tire came loose form the axles on the back of that. This was a freak accident where the wheel struck him at the exact moment where his head was.”