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Close call: axe through windshield!
Chinook Observer ^ | 7-30-2014 | KELLY SPRUNGER

Posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:22 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

Topsfield, Mass. --- (NECN) A motorist traveling on I-95 South in Topsfield, Massachusetts, endured a frightening moment Wednesday morning when an axe struck their vehicle.

A landscaper driving a dump truck had failed to properly secure an axe in its rear cargo area.

The axe came loose, flew off the truck and became lodged in the windshield of a car traveling behind it, nearly striking a passenger.

The female passenger sat terrified in her seat after it all happened, with an axe lodged in the glass just inches from her face. She was covered in glass.

"She was very shaken up. I asked her if she was injured, she said she wasn't," said Lt. Risteen.

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

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: massachusetts

1 posted on 07/30/2014 3:52:22 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Let me axe you a question.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 3:56:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Citizen Zed

My aunt’s car was struck through the windshield when a truckload of logs fell off going down the highway.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I hate it when that happens.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 3:57:21 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Citizen Zed
Close call: axe through windshield!

Was someone's mom in the car?

5 posted on 07/30/2014 4:02:58 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult
Let me axe you a question.

I mustache you a question, but I'm shaving it for later! [/ sean connery voice]

6 posted on 07/30/2014 4:04:18 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Citizen Zed

I’m glad nobody was left with a splitting headache.


7 posted on 07/30/2014 4:05:12 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Citizen Zed

No sleeping like a log tonight...by either driver.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 4:06:28 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Citizen Zed

You’d think a wind shield could deflect a flying axe.


9 posted on 07/30/2014 4:06:33 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Citizen Zed
About 20 years ago, I was on 95N in that general area, when I ran into some debris off a truck one night, a roll of fiber glass insulation.

Told the then-wife I'd hit a panther, a pink panther...

Just South of there, Northbound, is a bit of a jug handle. A flatbed was carrying some I-beams, and the load shifted. The driver was in the right-hand lane, so the beams fell onto the empty breakdown lane. I drove past well after the cops were on scene with nary a slow down.

10 posted on 07/30/2014 4:07:14 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Still Thinking
chuckle...
11 posted on 07/30/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Citizen Zed

See severed heads that almost fall right in your lap.
See that bloody hatchet coming right at you.
No, you’ll never see hideous effects like these again
Until we bring nature trail to hell part 2
So bring the kids along it’s good clean family fun.
What have you got to lose
If you like the 6 O’Clock news then you’ll love...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWME4d1BRCk


12 posted on 07/30/2014 4:12:06 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Hew never know when the axe will fall.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 4:18:09 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Citizen Zed

So someone almost got the ax —


14 posted on 07/30/2014 4:26:39 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: driftdiver

Calling all product liability lawyers. Multi billion dollar payday if you can link the defective windshield to a possible failed GM recall.

NHTSA to require automobile manufacturers to test all new models for deflective safety properties for flying axes, crowbars, hammers, locomotives, airplanes, boats, sharks, Obama appointees, etc. Ratings will be awarded as: good, acceptable, and dead wrong.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (His Arrogance would love to replace John Kerry-Heinz but all the trained monkeys turned him down.)
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To: Citizen Zed

***The truck driver was cited for the failure to secure cargo,***

Was the driver of the car hit by the axe cited for following too close?


16 posted on 07/30/2014 5:35:50 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Citizen Zed

She almost got into a fight with an axe and the axe almost won!


17 posted on 07/30/2014 5:37:20 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: All

LAWSUIT !!!

LAWSUIT !!!

(lawsuit)


18 posted on 07/30/2014 6:09:33 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (Heilery Clinton v Jeb Bush -- just shoot me now)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

We had this happen with an auger bit from a line truck once. Scared the crap out of everyone on the highway behind it. It is very likely the axe bounced up in the air and when it came back down, the car drove into it.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 6:23:01 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: Citizen Zed

Is this what Lois Lerner was referring to as an axe hole?


20 posted on 07/30/2014 6:25:48 PM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: Tax-chick

Remember Walter?

“Don’t let them do to you, what they did to me.”


21 posted on 07/30/2014 6:27:40 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Best “fun” I had on a freeway was when a wrecking ball started swinging from a truck.

The driver of the truck, for whatever reasons of navigational control or fear, or maybe abject cluelessness, did not slow down to any significant degree.

He kept plodding along, attempting (not too successfully) to stay in his lane while the ball was lurching and swinging and generally creating a steering challenge, not only for the truck driver, but for the rest of us trying to get around the “drunk” truck.

Traffic was light, and as drivers got their chance, they hit the gas like a bat out of hell and flew past the happy fun ball. I was the third or fourth “in line”.

After I sailed passed, I looked regularly into the mirror until the truck was out of sight. And each time, another driver was running that gauntlet. The game challenge had increased significantly with each glance, as the wayward truck serpentined all over the road.

LOL but dang.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 6:41:21 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Axe-nado, the movie


23 posted on 07/30/2014 6:51:21 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Ain’t got no grammar and stuff.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 9:50:11 PM PDT by FlyFisher
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To: Citizen Zed

A motorist...struck their vehicle.

A landscaper...its rear cargo area.

These guys get paid for this?


25 posted on 07/30/2014 9:54:54 PM PDT by FlyFisher
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To: Citizen Zed

A motorist...struck their vehicle.

A landscaper...its rear cargo area.

These guys get paid for this?


26 posted on 07/30/2014 9:54:59 PM PDT by FlyFisher
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To: Citizen Zed

Scary.

A wrench fell off the pickup in front of us while driving down the highway. It was thrown by the front tire into the back tire and then lodged in the wheel well. Back tire went flat immediately. We were so lucky it didn’t hit the windshield.


27 posted on 07/30/2014 9:58:17 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Citizen Zed

I had a truck in front of me lose a 55 gallon metal drum, bounced off the pavement onto my hood and then over my car. It was just luck that it didn’t come through the windshield and kill me.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 10:17:57 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: Veto!

A woman that I used to work with was driving on the freeway when part of a truck (IIRC it was part of the wheel) dislodged. Went through the windshield and hit her directly in the face.

Fortunately, neither the impact or the resulting accident killed her, but she endured many reconstructive facial and dental surgeries.

I also came upon an accident scene in the mountains where a logging truck had lost its load. One of the logs had impaled a vehicle.

Let’s just say I do not follow too closely when driving.


29 posted on 07/30/2014 10:23:34 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: garandgal

Horrible to get hit by flying stuff, no fault of one’s own. Indeed, don’t follow too closely — but sometimes even then, stuff happens.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 10:30:50 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: garandgal

I was once the 2nd car behind a truck carrying a backhoe that hit the underside of a concrete overpass because it stuck up too high. The shower of concrete chunks luckily only messed up the sheet metal and windshield of the car ahead of me. I was far enough back to avoid it all.


31 posted on 07/30/2014 10:36:50 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: garandgal
Went through the windshield and hit her directly in the face.

That happened to a friend's sister. A large rock bounced out of the back of a truck, smashed through the passenger-side windshield, and into her face. She lived, but...

Let’s just say I do not follow too closely when driving.

Neither do I.

32 posted on 07/31/2014 12:04:20 AM PDT by TChad (The Obamacare motto: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.)
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