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Man miraculously escapes death when massive pipe crushes his van

Man miraculously escapes death when massive pipe crushes his van

A Florida driver is lucky to be alive after a piece of flying metal debris barely missed killing him. A large metal pipe flew off Wharton's truck, tumbled off the overpass, and landed on the roof of Escobar's Pontiac van.

A massive piece of metal crashed into his auto, but Escobar suffered only minor injuries.

The scrap metal smashed in the roof of 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar's auto on the driver's side.

The truck struck the guardrail and flipped over, The Florida Highway Patrol said.

GOP Senate health care bill teetering on edge of collapse
With all Democrats voting no, that would leave Republicans with just 49 votes, given McCain's absence. On Saturday, Republican Senator John McCain that he would be absent in the Senate next week.

Truck driver Antonio Santiago Wharton was driving on an overpass Saturday morning when he lost control of his vehicle, a Mack truck loaded down with scrap metal, while negotiating a curve. "He had no idea. It is miraculous he didn't get more than a scratch on his face".

The scrap metal hauler was on a ramp heading to westbound I-4 at the time.

A freaky incident on an Orlando-area highway sent a man to the hospital Saturday morning.

The driver of the truck was ticketed for careless driving.


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