This morning, the Massachusetts State Police posted this photo as a warning on Facebook: secure the stuff in your truck, or else an axe will fly out of the back of a truck and decapitate an innocent driver behind you.
This actually happened.
“Thankfully, the axe only went halfway through the windshield,” they wrote, adding that the woman was “shaken” but otherwise unharmed. The truck in question (a dump truck belonging to a landscaper) received a $200 fine and…that was it.
Ironically, what saved the woman’s life was the fact that the truck driver was going at the speed limit, which no one really ever does:
The man whose car was struck was obeying the speed limit, driving about 65 mph. If he had been speeding, the increased velocity of his car would have increased the power of the axe’s impact, meaning it could very well have gone through the glass and injured his passenger. Please remember those lessons.
Scream at the photo below:
[Image via Massachusetts State Police]
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