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Dumpster crashes onto SUV with child inside in Port St. Lucie

Posted at 12:41 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 16:52:26-05

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — It was a close call for a woman and 7-year-old child on Tuesday when a giant dumpster fell onto their SUV in Port St. Lucie.

According to police, a truck hauling a dumpster was turning onto SW Savona Boulevard at SW Becker Road around 8:30 a.m. when the dumpster rolled off the truck and landed on top of the SUV.

Inside the vehicle were a 39-year-old woman and 7-year-old child, but thankfully, no one was hurt.

The SUV suffered extensive damage, police said.

The road was temporarily closed as crews cleaned up the wreckage, but it has since reopened.