Tire fire: Car’s wheel melts in bizarre Downtown crash

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Talk about burning rubber!

A three-car pile-up in Downtown pinned one driver’s foot to the gas pedal, leaving his wheels spinning until the treads melted shortly after noon on March 15.

A motorist involved in the wreck said she had been sitting in a parking lot with the tail end of her vehicle sticking into the street near the corner of Willoughby and Gold streets when another driver slammed into her.

A third car then joined the pile-up.

One driver was removed from the scene of the crash by ambulance, according to police.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him at
Updated 10:09 pm, July 9, 2018
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