By CBSNewYork Team

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A tire flew off a car on the Long Island Expressway, hopped the divider and smashed into another car in the oncoming traffic lanes Wednesday.

It happened at around 1:30 p.m. near Exit 51 in Dix Hills.

Police say the tire came off a Cadillac that was traveling westbound. The tire went over the wall and smashed into a windshield and roof of a 2008 Hyundai driving eastbound.

The Hyundai driver, a woman, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. Authorities say her injuries are not considered life-threatening.

CBSNewYork Team