By Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

WAYLAND, Mass. (AP) - State police say a man is recovering in the hospital after his car was struck by a runaway tire that had come loose from another vehicle on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Police say 36-year-old Paul Robillard, of Dudley, was driving west on the highway in Wayland at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when his vehicle’s windshield was struck by a rim and tire that had come loose from an eastbound car. The windshield was struck on the driver’s side and the car’s roof suffered a deep dent.

Robillard was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with serious injuries.

The wheel came from the left rear of a car driven by 23-year-old Joel Tangjerd, of London, Ontario, Canada.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed.

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