Man hurt on highway when metal gas cap crashes through windsheild
9:41 AM, Mar 26, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -
A man was injured when a metal cap from a passing truck broke through the windshield of his vehicle and struck the side of his head.
The Florida Highway Patrol says the incident happened Monday as 72-year-old Jerry Blankenship was driving home. The truck driven by Art Perkins was heading to Bartow.
The Gainesville Sun reports Blankenship got a three-inch gash on his head. His wife, Pat Blankenship, says she was reading during the drive home from South Florida when she heard a thud and saw "blood going everywhere."
Blankenship pulled over and called for help.
Perkins says he stopped when he felt a vibration. Blankenship took the piece of metal, which looked like a cap, to him.