Lawnmower Blade Narrowly Misses Hitting Couple Along I-635
Road debris along our roads and highways is not only unsightly, but it can also end up causing an accident that could potentially end in tragedy.
The Star-Telegram reports that a Plano couple found this out after they narrowly missed being impaled by a flying lawnmower blade as they were out on errands on Saturday, June 25, 2021.
A recently married couple were out and about over the weekend, hoping to find just the right vanity for their new home in Plano. They were heading westbound on Interstate 635 in Irving at approximately 70 miles an hour when the vehicle in front of them struck a pile of road debris, sending some of it flying.
One of the items in the trash was a discarded 20-inch lawnmower blade that was sent hurtling toward their car. As the husband swerved in an attempt to miss the refuse, the wife ducked.
Despite the evasive move, the blade exploded through the windshield at the exact place where the woman’s head would have been. The couple pulled over to assess the damage. Upon examination, they found the lawnmower blade lodged inside the vehicle between the door and the passenger seat.
As the woman pulled the blade out of the interior, her husband blanched. It was then that the two realized that had the wife not ducked, she most certainly would have been dead.
The driver of the unidentified sedan that had struck the debris and sent the blade flying probably didn’t realize what had happened.