Truck driver David Monaghan of Salford, Lancashire, UK, was traveling through Shrewsbury when this happened. A pair of construction platforms on an incoming truck shifted as the vehicle came around a curve, and one went right through Monaghan's windshield! Look at the picture, and think about where a driver in Britain sits.
He said: “I still can’t believe it happened – I thought I was dead. I had two seconds to make a decision and luckily it was the right one. I managed to put my foot on the brake, the clutch, keep my hand on the steering wheel and duck down. I don’t know how I did it.
“But I am so glad I did because I keep thinking about what might have happened if my lorry would have flown on to that roundabout. I could have piled into a number of other cars, I could have killed countless others.”
Monaghan stopped the truck, and witnesses ran to him, sure that he was dead. He managed to reach up and wave to them. The 62-year-old Monaghan only suffered some cuts to the back of his head. Still, he’s taking some time off work to recover from his near-death experience. -via Fark