A driver and his passenger are lucky to be alive after a piece of plywood smashed into their windshield on Highway 410.
Emergency crews responded to reports of a collision southbound at Queen on Highway 410 in Brampton around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
« A loose piece of wood that was unsecured flew off another truck and struck another vehicle, » says Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
Tow truck driver Rawad Sawah extracted the wood from the windshield and tells CBC News the incident could’ve been a lot worse.
« The plank fell right between the front seats of the car and it looked like it just missed the driver. I guess they got really lucky to not be seriously hurt, » Sawah said.
Paramedics transported a man and woman to hospital with minor injuries.
Police are asking drivers to ensure any loads they’re carrying are strapped and properly secured.