A driver in San Jose won the life’s lottery this week. An image circulating online shows a black BMW X5 with what appears to be a metal beam impaled into the front windshield.
According to firefighters who responded to the distress call, a metal tray loader flew off the back of a truck and lodged right between the two front seats barely missing the driver. The report says the driver walked away with a scratch to his arm.
The San Jose Fire Department said the BMW was following a vehicle that was carrying a ramp. The ramp fell off the truck, bounced off the freeway and launched into his windshield.
The spokesperson, fire Capt. Christopher Salcido, told the Chronicle:
An image tweeted by San Jose Firefighters Local 230 simply read:
“Reminder Always be alert to your surroundings. Solo driver SB280 escaped with only a scratch.”
The accident happened around noon on southbound Interstate 280 near the Saratoga exit.