PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Florida woman said she is lucky to be alive and uninjured after an unsecured oar fell from a motor home and stabbed through her windshield.
Christina Theisen of Port Charlotte said she was approaching the slow-moving motor home while driving her Chevrolet Suburban back from West Palm Beach on Interstate 74 when the aluminum oar fell from the other vehicle and smashed through her windshield, grazing her shoulder but not causing injury.
"If I hadn't moved, it would have struck me in the head, and that would have either killed me or crashing because it would have knocked me out for sure," she told WBBH-TV.
The Florida Highway Patrol said they have not yet identified the owner of the motor home and it was unclear whether the other driver noticed the falling oar and the incident it caused.
The FHP said the incident should serve as a reminder to travelers to secure their loads before driving.