Boulder smashes Natick man's windshield in Ariz.
NATICK, Mass. (WHDH) -- It was a rocky ride for two local businessmen on a trip to Arizona when a boulder came crashing through their car window.
The 150-pound rock smashed the windshield but they escaped with only minor injuries.
One of the men talked to 7News about the close call.
It was meant to be a scenic trip through Sedona, Arizona and the images turned out to be unforgettable for a Natick man; Sedona's famous rocks up close.
“It was this big and it came right through the window at us,” said Bob Jaczko.
Bob Jaczko was pinned in the passenger seat when a 150-pound boulder fell from a cliff and smashed the windshield of his rental car.
“It crashed into the shift gears and threw the car in park cause all of a sudden…the car stopped.
Jaczko was travelling with a coworker. The Attleboro man, Peter Wilson, was in the driver's seat.
“We looked and we were covered in glass. The glass had turned to like -- sprinkles on an ice cream cone. We were covered in it,” Jaczko said.
With his arm stuck under the boulder, Jaczko said he needed his friend to get him out.
“He pulls me out and I look and the rock was kind of like a vegetable peeler. Just took all the skin off the side of my arm,” said Jaczko.
Tourists, including two nurses, stopped to help the men.
“We were a wreck. He was covered in blood, I was covered in blood,” Jaczko said.
Police told them a recent rain storm must have loosened the soil under the rock that dropped from the top of a cliff.
Jaczko never expected to see a boulder so close, but he said he left Sedona with a pretty good outlook.
“I'm feeling strangely lucky. It really was a life affirming moment,” Jaczko said.
Since the pictures in Sedona aren’t what Jaczko planned on taking, he said he'd like to head back out there. He said he'd even like to try another drive through Oak Creek Canyon.