Courtesy Florida Highway PatrolCourtesy Florida Highway PatrolCourtesy Florida Highway PatrolThe driver of the overturned truck, 33-year-old Antonio Santiago Wharton of Kisimmee, also suffered minor injuries and was ticketed for careless driving, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The scrap metal smashed in the roof of the car on the driver’s side, authorities said.
A large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on an overpass of a Florida highway, crashing onto a car below and nearly crushing its driver, authorities said.
Dramatic photos from the scene show the overturned truck and the force of the scrap metal’s impact.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the truck loaded with scrap metal was traveling westbound from the State Road 528 exit ramp onto Interstate 4 in Orange County on Saturday morning when its driver lost control and struck the guardrail.
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Kim Montes, Highway Patrol spokeswoman, told the Daily News.
(Florida Highway Patrol)His head started to hurt a few minutes later, however, and he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
A beer truck overturned in another incident and rained beer from the overpass.
An Orlando man narrowly escaped a gruesome death Saturday morning when a giant piece of falling scrap metal crushed his van.
Adrenaline Mob bassist David Zablidowsky, 38, killed in car crashIt was one of two pillars loaded on the Mack truck, Montes said.
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The scrap metal smashed in the roof of 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar’s car on the driver’s side.
A driver miraculously escaped death when a large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on a Florida highway and crushed his car.
A driver miraculously escaped death when a large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on a Florida highway and crushed his carThe truck is seen above.
The truck driver Antonio Santiago Wharton, 33, of Kisimmee, suffered minor injuries.
The truck struck the guardrail and flipped over, The Florida Highway Patrol said.
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