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Tire in Car Windshield: Couple OK After Freak Accident With Semitrailer

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A tire from a tractor-trailer smashed through a car windshield in Washington on Tuesday. The couple inside suffered minor injuries. (KOMO-TV)

By    |   Friday, 04 Mar 2016 03:24 PM

A semitrailer tire smashed through the windshield of a car in Washington on Tuesday, destroying the Honda Civic just minutes after the couple registered it.

Aimee Blanton and her fiance Jeremy Deiter escaped serious injury when the tire came loose from the truck in front of them and smashed through their windshield, coming to a rest between their seats, KOMO-TV reported.

"I ducked down to dodge the tire," Deiter told the station. "Otherwise it would have ripped my head off."

The couple suffered minor cuts from the shattered glass that sprayed throughout the car. Damages to the car were estimated at $4,000, more than the car’s value, KOMO said.

Blanton said she hoped the car would help her get a job, but the couple was grateful to be alive.

"I made sure to tell her I loved her this morning," Deiter said. "Makes me appreciate things in life more. Anytime, you could be taken.”

The accident happened on State Route 303 near Silverdale. The driver of the truck told troopers he just had new tires put on the truck, KCPQ-TV reported. The truck driver is not being help responsible for the incident, which the Washington State Patrol is calling it a freak accident.

The couple is working with the driver’s insurance company, and they set up a GoFundMe account to help replace the car and other expenses.

“We need help desperately, we just want to get our lives together and all of this has made it difficult to even breath[e] let alone take one step forward,” the GoFundMe page says.



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