Archive for Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stuffed animal may have saved Kansas City couple’s lives

November 27, 2011


— A Kansas City, Kan., couple say a stuffed animal possibly saved their lives after a rock thrown from an Interstate overpass crashed through their windshield.

Brian and Karen Smith and their teenage children were coming home from a Thanksgiving celebration in Weston, Mo., when a rock came through the windshield near an overpass on Interstate 635.

WDAF-TV reports Brian Smith was in the passenger seat when the rock came through and hit a stuffed dog on the dashboard, instead of him.

Karen Smith says everyone in the SUV was covered in glass when she pulled over to the side and called 911.

A firefighter who responded to the scene said he thought he was going to find someone dead because of the size of the hole in the windshield.


Beth Ennis 6 years, 7 months ago

so random and so scary. It happened to me once, only it was just a small pebble/rock thrown off an old railroad bridge (unused). However, it was a brand new car and I was really mad about that. It was in the days before cell phones, so I called the cops when we got where we were going, but the kids were long gone by then.

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