Crash sends pole through truck's windshield
HINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- Police say it’s amazing no one was killed when a pole crashed through a truck’s windshield in Hingham Wednesday.
The pole split the cab, going in between the driver and his wife just inches from their heads.
“All of a sudden there was a white truck in the middle of the sidewalk…It was crazy. That’s all I can say. They were there one minute, then there the next,” said Melissa Garner, who heard the crash.
Sam Soufan was working nearby and came rushing outside. He said he has seen accidents before, but nothing quite like this.
“I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t know if like --why it hit the pole, if somebody jumped in front of him or what. I went out to see if everyone was okay. And he got out of the car and started holding his hands on his head but other than that he was alright,” said Soufan.
Police say the driver of a Ford Ranger was hit from the side just past 6 Wednesday night at a busy intersection. The car hit a metal sign and a telephone pole, and the impact sent the sign flying through the front windshield.
Police say the 52-year-old driver and his wife from Hanson survived only thanks to their seatbelts. And with damage that was done to the windshield, it’s easy to see why police say they're lucky to be alive.
No citations were issued.