A Norfolk couple narrowly avoided injuries after a large metal bolt slammed into their windshields.
Robin Watkins was driving home to North Walsham around 10 a.m. on Saturday when a large bolt fell from a passing truck and shattered the windshield.
Luckily for Mr. Watkins and his wife Jodie, they managed to escape without injuring themselves as the bolt got caught in the glass. Although they are thankful for being safe, they ended up with a £ 1,000 bill for a new windshield.
They are now asking if anyone else suffered a similar fate while driving on Norwich Road, North Walsham on Saturday morning to find the truck.
“We’re both fine now, more annoyed that this has happened and interested if anyone sees anything.” It could have been a lot worse, so luckily we and no one else traveling behind us were injured.
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The couple were covered in glass after the large bolt hit them, and they quickly pulled over to the side of the road for help.
“The guys at the garage were fascinated, they said they had never seen anything like it. It must have taken off at around 50 mph. The truck was spraying us with all kinds of things before the bolt hit.
Mr. Watkins warned the other truck drivers, “If you are driving a truck, please make sure everything is secure. ”
This is not the first time motorists have been caught by truck drivers traveling with unsecured loads in the region this year.
In May, a Tesla was destroyed after concrete blocks fell from a truck in Weston Longville. Fortunately, the couple in the car escaped serious injury.
In June, just days after the Tesla was irreparably damaged, 18 tons of unsecured concrete blocks were found in the back of a truck in Norfolk. Fortunately, officers from Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and the Armed Police Team found the truck before anyone was seriously injured. The driver has been flagged.
Did you witness a truck this morning on Norwich Road shedding its load? Or have you been through a ordeal similar to Mr. Watkins?
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