Metal object smashes through windshield on I-696 - New York News

Metal object smashes through windshield on I-696

Posted: Updated:
Windshield damaged by metal object Windshield damaged by metal object
OAK PARK, Mich. (WJBK) -

A piece of metal smashed through a windshield as a vehicle was traveling eastbound on I-696 just east of Lahser Road on Thursday afternoon.

"Just a random piece of steel from somewhere came out of nowhere, went through it looks like the upper left hand part of his windshield and struck him in the head," said Chris George.

His friend suffered a devastating head injury. The 41-year-old husband and father of a five-year-old son is in critical condition.

Witnesses who saw the accident at 4:30 p.m. Thursday told Michigan State Police the victim appeared to have a blowout, then crashed into the median wall.

A piece of metal through the windshield, a blown tire and a crash, it is not clear just what happened first, but the victim's family wants to know the origins of that flying object.

"We've got to have a couple experts come in and take a look at these different things to determine what came first, and unfortunately, we may never know," said Lieutenant Michael Shaw.

"It might not have been on the freeway at all. It could've fell off of another vehicle and just came off the overpass."

Witnesses stopped to say they had seen the crash, but Michigan State Police want to talk to anybody who might have seen something more, such as where the piece of metal may have come from.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Report: health risks at some nail salons

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:28:27 GMT
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
    One of the most surprising findings in a report from the New York City public advocate is that city officials have virtually no authority over how nail salons are run. The city can't enforce standards like they do with restaurants, so it's clearly a case of beauty buyer beware. We get our nails done without thinking too much about it.
  • Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Car strikes toddler; driver arrested

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:15:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
    Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk Highway, when he struck the toddler at about 3:45 p.m. Monday.
  • Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Lawsuit settlements reached in Metro-North crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:39:39 GMT
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a Bridgeport train crash last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
    Four of 28 people who sued the Metro-North Railroad in federal court after being injured in a train crash in Connecticut last year have settled with the commuter railroad.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices