Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Freak accident: Tow hitch crashes through man's windshield

by KGW Staff

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 11:13 AM

MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A Milwaukie, Ore. man is recovering from a freak accident along Highway 99. A tow hitch broke off a trailer ahead of him and flew into his car.

The hitch crashed through Eric Provost’s front windshield as he drove down the highway.

It had come loose from a trailer ahead of him and then bounced on the road before hitting Provost’s car. The hitch hit his steering wheel and then hit him in the chest. But Provost was thankful that it didn’t also hit his son in the back seat.

Provost’s injuries were not life-threatening. At last report, he was listed in fair condition at Oregon Health and Science University.

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