Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

Passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt

TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.

Massachusetts State Police said the ax bounced out of a landscaper’s dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade caught in the passenger side of the car’s dashboard. The handle sticking through the windshield.

Police said the car’s passenger was “shaken up” but not hurt.

The truck driver, from Peabody, Massachusetts, was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine.

Police said it could have been worse if the car’s driver hadn’t been obeying the 65 mph speed limit.

Police aren’t identifying the motorists.

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