TowZone Posted October 14, 2020 Share Posted October 14, 2020 Piece of metal crashes through truck windshield on Interstate 95 near Delray Beach A piece of metal flew off a tow truck crashing through the windshield of another truck Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened just after 3:30 p.m along the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, about one-and-a-half-mile south of Woolbright Road. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident occurred when a piece of metal came off a bed tow truck that was driving in the right lane and crashed through the windshield of a black Ford truck driving in the left lane. The driver of the Ford, a 64-year-old Hispanic man, suffered minor injuries from the shattered glass. "He is lucky to be alive," said Delray Beach Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Todd Lynch. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. RESOURCE LINK Driver survives metal smashing through windshield on I-95 A South Florida driver recounted the terrifying moments a piece of metal smashed through his windshield while driving on Interstate 95, missing him by inches. The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident happened Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. south of the Woolbright Road exit. Officials said the metal flew off a tow truck and into Eduardo Medina's truck. The metal missed Medina by inches, leaving a few scratches on his face and hands from the glass. Medina, who speaks Spanish, had his wife Norma Rodriquez translate the moments he scary crash. "All he heard was an explosion. He said he is fine, nothing hurts, nothing hit him," said Rodriquez said. FHP Lt. Yanko Reyes said the metal could have killed Medina. He said drivers are responsible for properly securing the load on their vehicles "That could have been a fatal case," Reyes said. "A case like this, you could be charged criminally. You could go to jail for this because you are causing injuries." Reyes said a fine could also be issued to the driver of the tow truck. "We know that God protected him. He just walked away from that terrible accident," Rodriquez said. Medina's rosary was still hanging off his rear-view mirror. Rodriquez said they also believe a gift from his daughter that says "Dad, please drive safely," helped watch out for him. "We invoke our little guardian angel, and I know he was protected," Rodriquez said. FHP said they are still looking for that tow truck involved in this incident. RESOURCE LINK 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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