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Q: Wheel sideways

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A car hit my back passenger's side, and now my back passenger wheel is sideways.

A: The suspension and/or unibody frame of your...

The suspension and/or unibody frame of your vehicle has been damaged from the impact causing the wheel to sit sideways. It sounds as though your vehicle is unsafe to drive. I suggest you have a professional inspect your vehicle to assess and repair the damage.

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