TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.
Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper’s dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car’s dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.
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Police say the car’s passenger was “shaken up” but not hurt.
The truck driver, from Peabody, Massachusetts, was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine.
Police say it could have been worse if the car’s driver hadn’t been obeying the 65 mph speed limit.
Police aren’t identifying the motorists.