Having driven a pickup for most of my years in the USA, and covered tens of thousands of miles in them (and similar vehicles) in Africa prior to that, I’ve got a fair old collection of horror stories that I’ve seen, encountered and experienced. Cargo improperly loaded, loads improperly secured, things coming loose under the stress of travel and falling off, sometimes hitting other vehicles . . . there are any number of examples.
The latest comes from Florida. Click the image for a larger view.
A news report adds more details.
A driver in Florida is lucky to be alive after a large piece of plywood ended up impaled in her vehicle’s windshield.
The Brevard County Fire Rescue said in a Facebook post the incident took place on Interstate 95 in Rockledge, located about 20 miles south of Titusville on the state’s Atlantic Coast.
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The plywood board was much wider than the vehicle and was hanging off either end of the car.
The driver, identified by Florida Today as 35-year-old Rebecca Burgman, had minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.
There’s more at the link.
Ms. Burgman is a very, very lucky lady.