This is exactly the kind of stuff that frightens us most about being on the road.
You can be the most cautious and skilled person behind the wheel, but your safety is not always solely in your hands. Whether it’s a drunk driver, a distracted pedestrian or even a flying axe that comes out of no where, there are things completely out of your control that can put you in serious danger at any given time.
That’s just the reminder one woman likely received after nearly being impaled by a flying hatchet that crashed through the windshield on the passenger side of the car in which she was riding.
The Massachusetts State police explained the scary incident as follows on their Facebook page:
These motorists, whom we are not identifying, endured a very frightening moment shortly before 11 a.m. today as they were driving on Route 95 southbound in Topsfield. A landscaper driving a dump truck in front of them had failed to properly secure an axe, which flew off the truck and struck the windshield of the car behind it. Thankfully, the axe only went halfway through the windshield. The passenger who is partially seen in the photo was shaken up (who wouldn’t be?) but not injured.
The truck driver was fined a $200 ticket “for failure to secure cargo.”
Now excuse us while we go hide in our rooms and never come out because the world is not safe, people!