Ireland Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50

13:52  09 january  2018
13:52  09 january  2018 Source:   Journal.ie

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A MAN HAS spoken out about a near life-ending experience he had while driving on the M 50 last week, when a metre - long metal pole smashed through windscreen .

Jason Pickett has spoken of his shock after a metal object flew smashed through his windscreen when he was driving on Dublin's M 50 near Ballymun on Thursday. I saw the piece of metal about one metre long .

The hole left in Jason's windscreen following the incident. © RTE'S Liveline The hole left in Jason's windscreen following the incident. A MAN HAS spoken out about a near life-ending experience he had while driving on the M50 last week, when a metre-long metal pole smashed through his windscreen.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Liveline, Jason Piggot described the incident that happened as he was driving southbound home to Galway from Dublin last Thursday.

He said that he was driving behind a truck ferrying cars when it swerved and his windscreen suddenly smashed and he heard a loud bang.

“I was bewildered because there didn’t seem to be any accidents. I didn’t know what had happened,” Jason said.

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AN Irish man has told how he’s lucky be alive after a metal “ spear ” smashed his windscreen on a busy motorway last week. It had flew in like a spear , bounced off his bonnet and went through the windscreen . 3. The piece of metal is a meter long .

by Greg Murphy. A man had a narrow escape while driving home on Dublin’s M 50 after a metre long piece of metal flew through his windshield and embedded itself on in his Mr Piggot told the Radio 1’s Liveline that his windscreen shattered and there was bang before he pulled into the hard shoulder.

He said he had no idea what had happened until he noticed a large piece of metal – about one metre long – lodged into his back seat.

“It was like a spear,” he said.

  Man speaks out after metre-long 'spear' smashes through windscreen on the M50 © Liveline

“It would have been life changing or life ending if it had hit me.

The size and weight of it, I can’t imagine what the damage it would have done. It would have been catastrophic.

Jason said he was lucky he was driving alone and said that he dreaded to think what would have happened if there had been children in the back of his car.

He has since found out that the metal is part of a leaf spring from a large vehicle that forms part of the suspension.

He contacted gardaí in Santry but no witnesses have yet come forward.

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