COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police say a 1-year-old barely missed being impaled by a flying piece of metal.
The incident happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 89 in Colchester.
Police say a truck was forced to brake suddenly, and a piece of rebar that was not secured flew forward and went through the back window of the car the child was in.
The metal landed in the child’s rear-facing safety seat, missing the child by inches.
Police say the child was uninjured and taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.
Police have cited the driver of the truck for an unsecured load, which carries a fine of $134.
The company that owns the truck, SD Ireland, says it’s thankful no one was hurt and is re-evaluating its rebar containers.
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