The incident happened on Sunday (November 4) at around 2pm when the Nissan car was travelling eastbound at junction 29 for Lofthouse.
A caravan, travelling westbound, lost its wheel, which flew over the central reservation before hitting the car.
The driver of the Nissan escaped with slight injuries.
West Yorkshire Police traffic officer @WYP_TrafficDave said on Twitter "A lucky escape for this motorist on the #M62 travelling Eastbound at J29!
"A wheel came off a caravan travelling on the Westbound carriageway, went over the central barriers and struck the Nissan.
"Slight injuries but could have been a lot worse."
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