Talk about breathtaking luck — bad AND good!
On Friday, Florida resident Christina Kay Theisen was driving home from a business excursion when the unthinkable happened — a barge oar crashed through her windshield and roughly killed her.
Theisen was driving through an neighbourhood dubbed “alligator alley” for the reptiles which are often met hanging in he waterways beside the road. We suspect boat oars are more dangerous than crocs these days!
As for how the craft oar lodged itself in the driver’s windshield, the treacherous item somehow happened loose from a travel RV on the freeway. It’s also possible the RV kicked the oar up from the asphalt.
“When it came at me, the first reaction was to duck to the right. And that probably saved my life.”
Phew, what a succour! We can’t suppose how scary developments in the situation must have been for Theisen!
According to highway patrol, the terrifying case has been closed. It’s uncertain if the operator of the RV was penalty for not properly fastening the oar.
Shockingly, according to Florida law, even if pieces descending from your vehicle disable or to be killed on the road, the crime is only a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 60 daytimes in prisons and a $500 penalty. Eesh!
Stay safe out there, Christina!
[ Image via Florida Highway Patrol .]