Ladder comes smashing through windshield narrowly missing the driver
“A Massachusetts woman miraculously avoided serious injury after a tractor-trailer sent a metal ramp flying through straight through her windshield.
Mary Quinlan was driving on I-95 near Boston on Tuesday when the incident occurred, ABC affiliate WCVB reported.
Quinlan, 56, said she was in the slow lane with a tractor-trailer driving in the middle lane about 40 yards ahead when she spotted the ramp sitting on the highway.
“The tractor went around, but the trailer clipped it, and it started to spin way up in the air,” she said. “I braked, and I was watching it. And when it went out of my view, I just instinctively ducked to the left, and bam, it came right through.””
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In a matter of seconds, this ladder that lay in the middle of the road ended up in the air and through this woman’s windshield. This didn’t afford her much time to react but as you can see in the photo, the decision to instinctively duck probably saved her life. Fortunately, the shards of glass didn’t do any harm to her either.
Hopefully her insurance agency will act quickly to cover the cost of this accident. At Advantage Auto Glass, we’ll work with your insurance company on filing and processing a claim on your behalf. Call us at 612-343-8984 or visit our windshield repair page for more information.