Watch the Devastating Effects of a Truck's Tire Exploding on a Taiwanese Highway

Most of the times, when we think of a tire problem, our mind automatically goes to a flat, which is indeed a routine problem that can be quickly fixed. This can be done either by pulling over to the side of the road and swapping it with a spare, or in the case you roll on run-flats, by driving to a nearby tire shop. A flat is one thing, but a tire blowout or explosion is a completely different and much, much more dangerous scenario altogether, even more so when you’re talking about a large wheel on a heavy commercial vehicle. To see what we mean, take a look at what happened to a medium size truck when one of its tires exploded on a highway near Hsinchu, a city in northern Taiwan, in the video that follows.