A car lost a wheel while heading south on the Wantagh State Parkway on Wednesday night, resulting in minor injuries to a driver on the opposite side of the parkway after the wheel hit her vehicle, state police said.

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Police said about 8:57 p.m. the southbound car's wheel fell off and shot across the center median, smacking into the windshield of a car heading north near North Jerusalem Road in Wantagh.

Police said the windshield shattered, and the female driver of the northbound car suffered minor scratches on her face from the broken glass. No one else was hurt, police said.