“A Vermont State Trooper narrowly escaped being hit with a flying chaise lounge chair, after it was lifted by high winds and sent sailing through interstate traffic.
It happened Thursday, April 21, and dash cam video shows Trooper Dylan LaMere had only a one second warning before impact.
“An unsecured chair flew out of the back of a pickup truck headed south on I-89 in South Burlington and smashed into a Vermont State Police cruiser,” state police said in a news release.
“Luckily, no one was injured, but the cruiser sustained significant damage.”
LaMere was forced off the road by the collision, which left multiple cracks in the windshield, the video shows.”
Read about the details here.
What are the odds of such a thing happening to a police cruiser of all vehicles? Furthermore, how is it that the offender only received a ticket for what could have been a fatal accident? Such reckless and negligent behavior will continue unless real consequences happen. This should serve as a reminder to tie down such objects even if you believe the risk to be minimal.
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