Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Science | By Hubert Green

Man miraculously escapes death when massive pipe crushes his van

Man miraculously escapes death when massive pipe crushes his van

A minivan driver narrowly escaped death when a large metal pipe fell onto his vehicle on I-4 near Orlando.

The scrap metal truck overturned and a 7,000lb (3.2-tonne) pipe segment fell off it, then rolled over the side of the overpass and onto Jesus's Pontiac van, crushing it nearly completely, according to WFTV9.

A large metal pipe flew off Wharton's truck, tumbled off the overpass and landed squarely on the roof of Escobar's Pontiac Van.

Escobar's wife, Aricelli, told ABC News her husband feels blessed to be alive.

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

The driver of the van, 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar, a father of three, went to a hospital with minor injuries.

Somehow, the driver of the minivan suffered only minor injuries in the incident.

The truck driver was charged with careless driving, according to the FHP release.

The truck is seen laying on its side on the Florida highway.

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