A trucker avoided serious injury Wednesday after debris from a nearby wreck crashed through his parked rig’s windshield.
The incident happened on September 26th at around 8:30 a.m. in South Salt Lake, Utah.
According to Good 4 Utah News, a motorist in a pickup truck was turning left from 3300 South to northbound West Temple when he was t-boned by a Columbus Foundation van transporting 5 special needs adults. The force of the impact loosened a metal bar from the back of the pickup and sent it flying through the windshield of a parked semi truck nearby before the pickup spun out and tapped a school bus stopped at the intersection.
The trucker was inside of his cab at the time of the incident, but was luckily not injured.
“The guy was just sitting in the truck, having his coffee…[he was] extremely lucky…could have been disastrous and deadly,” said Executive Officer of the South Salt Lake Police Department, Gary Keller.
Police say that the sun was in the pickup driver’s eyes as he turned, which is what caused the wreck.
“We’ve got a lot of conditions now that are facing drivers. Yesterday we had early morning darkness, now we have the sun in their eyes. Drivers, keep your windshields clean, keep your visors clean…take all of the stuff off of your visor so you can put your visor down and have a clear view,” Keller advised.