Car loses all four wheels on highway

ZURICH Mon Jun 1, 2009 11:27am EDT

A pet cat finds shelter on the wheel of a car which was temporarily abandoned by it owner in Karachi August 29, 1998. REUTERS/Stringer

A pet cat finds shelter on the wheel of a car which was temporarily abandoned by it owner in Karachi August 29, 1998.

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ZURICH (Reuters) - A car traveling on a motorway in Switzerland lost all four wheels simultaneously, coming to an immediate halt in the middle of the highway, police said on Saturday.

The car had just stopped and the passengers had changed from winter to summer wheels themselves, a common task in Switzerland where there is plenty of snow in winter, but used the wrong nuts when mounting the new set.

"When they then drove back on to the motorway, all of the wheels disconnected," St Gallen cantonal police said in a statement. "Luckily, no one was injured and no other vehicle was damaged."

(Reporting by Sam Cage)

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