Trailer hitch breaks through windshield and injures passenger
“The Idaho State Police report a trailer hitch flew through a windshield of a truck, sending a man to the hospital.
The crash occurred just before 10 a.m. Monday.
A news release from ISP indicates a teenager was headed westbound on U.S. Highway 20 in a 2011 Chevy Silverado. The driver passed a 2005 Ford F150 driven by Darrick D. Pratt, 31, of Idaho Falls. Jorge Chapa, 59, of Iona was Pratt’s passenger.
The Chevy lost its hitch, which bounced off the road near milepost 264 and through Pratt’s windshield. The hitch hit Pratt in the chest, leaving him with minor injuries.
Pratt and Chapa were taken by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.”
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It’s instances like these that should make drivers more diligent in checking how secure trailer hitches and other equipment are. At a high rate of speed, even an object that weighs just a few pounds could be deadly. Usually the victims have little time to prepare and react when faced with such threats. It’s fortunate that this particular incident didn’t result in more serious injuries.
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