Putting brakes on potential disaster

runaway tyre in busy intersection
runaway tyre in busy intersection

Nathan Sexton was travelling along North Lake Road about 10.30am when he spotted a stray tyre rolling against traffic. As cars did their best to dodge the loose rubber, Mr Sexton could see a potential disaster in the making.

Exiting his car, he sprinted to stop the tyre entering the busy intersection, stopping it just in time.

‘I just thought, ‘this is going to be bad’,’ he said.

‘I was really worried (about) what could happen if it got to the intersection, with all the cars around.’

Mr Sexton said he often stops to help people who have broken down, but had never experienced anything like this is before.

‘I’m not a superhero or anything like that, I was just doing what I thought was right,’ he said.