Police van damaged after wheel flies through windscreen on the M1

TWO police officers have miraculously escaped serious injury after their patrol van was hit by a flying wheel on the M1.

The van was travelling northbound along the motorway at Helensvale when the wheel came off a light truck or trailer and struck the windscreen, causing substantial damage.

Both officers were showered with glass but did not sustain any injuries.


Police believe it is possible that the driver may be unaware that the wheel has come loose at the time but are calling for them to come forward.

Queensland Police is also calling on anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to come forward.

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