A driver has escaped serious injury after a heavy metal beam fell off a truck, bounced then pierced his BMW X5 SUV’s windscreen in San Jose, California.
The driver was able to drive the vehicle to the shoulder of the road and no other vehicles were involved, fire crews said.
The man received a minor scratch to his right arm, firefighters said.
“Had the person been a little more to the right, it would have impaled him,” San Jose Fire spokesman Christopher Salcido told SF Gate.
“It looks like he not so much dodged a bullet, but dodged a large beam of metal.”
The San Jose Fire Department tweeted a photograph of the accident urging drivers to keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, and to “always be alert to your surroundings”.
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