SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman survived a close call Monday when a long metal beam flew off the back of a truck, impaling her windshield.

“It was really just split seconds. I don’t even know how I was able to keep control of the car, to tell you the truth. I don’t know, I mean it was just a miracle really. I mean, that’s the only way I can explain it,” said Nicci Sanders, who was driving her usual route on I-15 near Clearfield on her way to work.

The object arrived with “an explosion of glass,” she recalled.

There was nothing she could’ve done to prevent it.

Nicci Sanders

A 5-foot long metal beam flew through a woman’s windshield on I-15 near Clearfield on Monday, May 13, 2019, narrowly missing the driver.

“I was both hands on the wheel and was completely aware of my surroundings,” Sanders explained Tuesday in an interview with the Deseret News.

When she saw the beam flying her way, she swerved as far to the left as she could without falling into the median before the beam crashed into her windshield, missing her by mere inches.

“If I had been doing anything differently, I would have …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Top stories


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