Axe flies off truck, smashes through windshield of car

An axe flew off a truck in Massachusetts and went through the windshield of a car travelling...

An axe flew off a truck in Massachusetts and went through the windshield of a car travelling behind. (Photo from Massachusetts State Police)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:01 AM ET

People in a car travelling along Route 95 in Massachusetts had a close call Wednesday when an axe flew off the truck in front them, smashed through the windshield and stuck in the dashboard.

Massachusetts State Police said the axe was not secured on the landscaping truck that was going southbound near Topsfield, Mass.

The axe went halfway through the windshield on the passenger's side before coming to rest on the dash.

"The man whose car was struck was obeying the speed limit, driving about 65 mph," police said on their Facebook site. "If he had been speeding, the increased velocity of his car would have increased the power of the axe's impact, meaning it could very well have gone through the glass and injured his passenger."

The truck driver was cited for failure to secure cargo, an offence which carries a $200 fine.

 

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