This is why it seems the safest pre-caution to take is probably keeping good maintenance of your vehicle. Why it wasn't but a mere 8 hours, or was it one full day before this that I saw a van with both front wheels tilted inward and it was driving at more than 40 miles an hour on the highway. Who knows what caused this, but I feel it's safe to say that it lost a front wheel. And it's pretty hard to control the van after that happens I'd imagine. Last week I saw a taxicab lose its rear tire, poof, gone. He changed lanes on the highway, and what I thought initially was a tailpipe emissions gone horribly wrong was actually the tire combusting. The cab was able to pull back from the middle lane to the right lane and than to a small patch of dirt on the side of the road, well done, but again, maintenance. Our New York businesses that mess with automobiles as a way of getting the cash rolling in, tend to let their cash cow bleed until it dies. We have to prey the cash cow doesn't take an actual life with it.