Monday, 21 August, 2017

Man miraculously escapes death when massive pipe crushes his van

Orlando man OK after van is crushed in I-4 crash Orlando man miraculously survives van being crushed by falling scrap metal in bizarre traffic crash
Velma Reese | 17 July, 2017, 16:04

- A driver is lucky to be alive after a piece of metal flies off of an overpass and lands on top of his vehicle.

The scrap metal truck overturned and a 7,000lb (3.2-tonne) pipe segment fell off it, then rolled over the side of the overpass and onto Jesus's Pontiac van, crushing it nearly completely, according to WFTV9.

Troopers expressed amazement that Jesus Armando Escobar, 36, walked away from the crash in Orlando Saturday morning with only minor injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol said Escobar would have been killed if the metal had landed a foot in either direction.

The force of the impact completely crushed the van's roof on its driver's side, troopers say. "He had no idea".

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The scrap metal hauler was on a ramp heading to westbound I-4 at the time.

Above him on the overpass, Antonio Santiago Wharton, 33, of Kissimmee, was driving a Mack truck loaded down with scrap metal.

The semi driver was ticketed for careless driving.

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