05/15/2012 10:26 EDT | Updated 07/15/2012 05:12 EDT

Spinning Tire Strikes, Injures 2 Brampton Youths

Two youths were injured by an exploding tire just before 7 p.m. in Brampton Tuesday night, according to Peel police.

Police said the accident occurred on Drake Boulevard near Torbram Road and Balmoral Drive.

A car was stuck on a curb and several people had been trying to help get it off the curb.

The wheel of the vehicle was spinning and a tire exploded, striking both victims.

Paramedics said one of the boys struck by the tire nearly had his leg severed.

One of the victims suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to hospital. The other youth was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.