Rebar shaken free from flatbed leaves motorist with fractured cranium

A motorist was injured by a bit of rebar that fell off of a flatbed trailer in Texas earlier this week. 

The incident occurred on June thirteenth in Richardson, Texas at round 1 p.m. on U.S. Freeway 75/Central Expressway. 

Based on NBC DFW, Briana Reed was heading south on Central Expressway and was passing underneath the Bush Turnpike when she observed a yellow flatbed tractor trailer forward of her on the left. 

“All of it occurred so quick,” she mentioned. “[A piece of rebar] hit the hood of my automotive and I assume bounced off of there and hit my windshield… I didn’t actually hear something. I felt it hit my head however greater than something, I felt the blood begin pouring down my face.”

Reed was in a position to exit the freeway, safely pull over and name for assist. The semi truck saved on driving, doubtless unaware of the particles. Paramedics responded to the scene however didn’t take Reed to the hospital. A short while later, she started experiencing blurry imaginative and prescient and complications, so she went to the hospital the place she was identified with a fractured cranium. 

“The physician got here out and was like, ‘Nicely, so the CT scan didn’t present any inner harm, however you’ve a laceration and your cranium is fractured,’” she mentioned. “It took me a minute to course of that.”

Police collected the rebar from Reed’s floorboard, however say they haven’t any different leads, witnesses, or proof to observe up with the truck driver.

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