BMW X5 driver escapes injury in freak accident

BMW X5 | December 13th, 2015 by 2
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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 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.

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The spokesperson, fire Capt. Christopher Salcido, told the Chronicle:

 “Had the person been a little more to the right, it would have impaled him,” Salcido said. “It looks like he not so much dodged a bullet, but dodged a large beam of metal.”

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.

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