Driver survives crash after scrap metal crushes his van

Jesus Armando Escobar's van was crushed by the falling scrap metal.
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

Jesus Armando Escobar's van was crushed by the falling scrap metal.

A man has survived a harrowing drive in the US after a large piece of scrap metal fell from a tractor-trailer and crushed his van.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar, of Orlando, suffered only minor injuries on Saturday when the metal fell from an overpass and landed on top of his Pontiac van, smashing the roof.

The metal became loose when a truck lost control and struck a guardrail. The truck flipped over and caused the metal object to fly off the overpass.

The scrap metal fell from this truck, which struck a guardrail and flipped over,
FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL

The scrap metal fell from this truck, which struck a guardrail and flipped over,

The truck was driven by 33-year-old Antonio Santiago Wharton of Kissimmee. He also had minor injuries and was ticketed for careless driving.

The exit ramp where the crash occurred was closed for several hours while debris was cleared.

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Jesus Armando Escobar suffered only minor injuries in the incident. His van wasn't so lucky.
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Jesus Armando Escobar suffered only minor injuries in the incident. His van wasn't so lucky.

 - AP

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