Man's Hand Crushed While Changing Tire

A 64-year-old Annapolis man got his hand caught under the wheel of his car when it slipped off the jack, according to a fire department release.

A 64-year-old man's hand was crushed underneath his vehicle at 12:18 p.m. Thursday on Route 665 (Aris T. Allen Boulevard) and Godspell Way.

"He was changing his tire, and evidently the jack slipped and his hand got caught under the wheel," said Annapolis Fire Department spokesman Tony Spencer.

Annapolis firefighters stabilized the vehicle, and medics treated the man's hand at the scene before transporting him to the MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Spencer said drivers should always make sure their car is on solid, level ground before operating a jack.

Mark Johnson July 12, 2012 at 04:49 AM
The earliest tires were bands of iron placed on wooden wheels, used on carts and wagons. The tire would be heated in a forge fire, placed over the wheel and quenched, causing the metal to contract and fit tightly on the wheel. A skilled worker, known as a wheelwright, carried out this work. The outer ring served to "tie" the wheel segments together for use, providing also a wear-resistant surface to the perimeter of the wheel. Regards, http://easywheels.co.uk/


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