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Minn. woman escapes with minor injuries after rogue piece of metal flies off truck, puncturing windshield

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MAPLE GROVE, Minn.—It's something you'd most-likely see in a movie, but for a 38-year-old Minnesota woman, it happened in real life.

According to a post by the Minnesota State Patrol's Facebook page from Friday, Nov. 3, the woman was driving northbound on I-494 near I-94 on Thursday, Nov. 2 near Maple Grove, Minn. when a piece of metal flew off a nearby truck, bounced off the interstate and through the windshield of her Jeep Cherokee.

The woman walked away from the incident with a few cuts, but not major injuries. The driver of the vehicle from which the piece of metal flew off has not been located.

In the post, the State Patrol urges motorists to make sure anything you're transporting is properly secured.

"Improperly or unsecured loads can kill people," the post reads. "Use ratchet straps or toe straps to make sure items are secure. It also doesn't hurt to stop as you travel from point A to point B to make sure your load is still secure."

Ross Torgerson

Digital Reporter for Forum Communications. Native of Moorhead, Minn. Have a question or story idea? Email me at Follow me on Twitter @RossTorgerson