It was early in the morning when we sent Irfan to school as usual. I took the following photo of the sky in front of his school upon dropping him there. Click on it to expand.
We then took the long way round back to the house.
In hindsight we should have just made a u-turn and headed home the way we came.
Only when the mechanic removed the tyre from the hub could we see this screwdriver shank. It had pierced the tread complete and had been rattling inside the tyre as air was escaped.
Bye bye, Republic credits.