Motorist killed by flying truck part


Jun 3, 2003
Motorist killed by flying truck part
Canoe |
"58-year-old [Fernando Martins] was rushed to Sunnybrook hospital Saturday after a heavy steel truck part smashed through his windshield as he drove along Hwy. 401 near Leslie St. at 1 p.m., struck him violently in the head and flew out the sunroof of his Volkswagen Jetta... officers are investigating the accident but have yet to track down the truck that lost the part - a sand shoe from the landing gear of a rig's trailer. Sgt. Cam Woolley said the part, which weighs up to 10 kilos, may have fallen off a truck heading in the opposite direction and could have inflicted a force of 200 km/h - the combined speeds of both vehicles - when it struck the Jetta... Current laws include fines for flying truck tires and tire parts, which have killed seven people since 1995, but nothing for other parts of a vehicle."

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