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Hitch slams through windshield on Interstate 5, narrowly missing driver

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Sep. 11, 2012 at 11:26 am |
September 11, 2012 11:49 am

A 37-year-old Puyallup man narrowly avoided injury this morning after a trailer hitch smashed through his windshield.

The accident occurred about 7:20 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near the Tacoma Dome.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said a hitch was lying in the roadway when a car in front of the Puyallup man kicked it up and it sailed through the dump truck’s windshield.

The man suffered minor scrapes.

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