Transcript for Driver survives huge piece of metal that crashed onto his minivan
Now to the danger on America's highways. Take a look at this, a driver in Florida surviving after his minivan was crushed by a huge piece of metal falling from a truck on the overpass. Here's ABC's Kennett Moton. Reporter: Tonight, a freak accident on the highway. A Florida man miraculously surviving after his minivan is crushed. Caller states truck flipped over and there's smashed metal into the vehicle. Reporter: The jaw-dropping image, a large metal pipe soaring through the air, crashing right onto Jesus Escobar's vehicle in Orlando. Highway patrol says the debris came from above after a truck hauling scrap metal lipped on the overpass. Escobar, a husband and father of three, escaping with his life. You can see others tending to his injuries on the side of the road. He'll be okay. There it goes. Reporter: The roadway dangers, all too common. A wooden plank, a potentially deadly projectile. A steel plate from a railroad bridge hit a Missouri woman's car in June, her 12-week-old baby in the backseat. It was right above my daughter's car seat. I was freaking out. Reporter: 200,000 road crashes involved debris between 2011 and 2014. 39,000 people injured, 500 died. Safety officials warning drivers to stay alert, don't tailgate and if you see debris coming, try to slow down, don't swerve at a high rate of speed. Tom? Incredible that driver survived.
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