Many of us spend so much time driving that we forget just how dangerous it really is.
If you think about it for a moment, though, you’ll realize that driving is one of the riskiest things anyone can do. Despite advances in safety technology, car accidents still account for a huge percentage of deaths in the U.S. every year.
Usually, you can stay out of trouble by driving carefully. Sometimes, though, you find yourself as the target of a freak accident or twist of fate, like Redditor sames6840‘s friend did a few years back.
Sames6840 said his friend called out of work and sent him these pictures to explain why. That’s a piece of a semitruck that fell off onto the highway and was kicked up by another car.
That piece of metal then flew at a high speed straight through his friend’s windshield.
The only thing that saved his friend’s life was the tough-as-nails steering wheel. It deflected the piece of metal.
While his friend survived unscathed, the person sitting in the passenger seat received a small, but nasty head wound.
That looks like it hurt, but it’s much better than having your face caved in from a flying piece of metal on the road.
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