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Driver escapes serious injury after guide rail smashes through windshield (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Feb 01, 2019 6:36 am 472

A driver is lucky to be alive after a piece of guide rail smashed through their vehicle’s windshield.

OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt says a vehicle was driving westbound on the QEW on Thursday and lost control of the vehicle.

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At this time, the vehicle hit the centre guide rail, and the force of the impact sent a large piece of the support beam flying through the front windshield of a passing vehicle travelling in the eastbound lanes.

Kerry Schmidt/Twitter

The large piece of wood shattered the front windshield and was lodged between the window and the steering wheel.

Kerry Schmidt/Twitter

According to Schmidt, the driver was “lucky to be alive” and only suffered minor scratches.

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