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'Stolen' wheel nuts from Hilux could have killed driver

Moranbah police want information to find the person responsible for taking six wheel nuts out of someone's tyre.
Moranbah police want information to find the person responsible for taking six wheel nuts out of someone's tyre.

A MORANBAH driver has been lucky to survive travelling about 8km without any wheel nuts in the rear passenger side tyre.

How the wheel came to be without its nuts is now part of a police investigation.

Queensland Police Service believes that between 4.30pm on September 1 and 4.10am on September 2, someone removed the six wheel nuts of the Toyota Hilux while it was parked at a Burke Dr address.

Then at 4.10am the car owner left home and made it to Moranbah Access Rd until it all went wrong.

The reported that the steering became unresponsive and the car began to sway.

"The car was able to be stopped safely and the issue with the rear passenger wheel was indentified," a police spokesperson said.

"The driver was appreciative of their good fortune."

If anyone has information about this that they wish to share with police, call the Moranbah Police Station on 07 49 416 200 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 any time of the day.

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