Lost trailer hitch narrowly misses truck driver's head

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TACOMA, Wash. - A semi-truck driver had what was likely a terrifying close call when a trailer hitch flew through his windshield, narrowly missing his head.

 

The Washington State Patrol said the truck driver was on Interstate 5 in Tacoma Tuesday morning when the hitch shot through the windshield.

 

Troopers said the hitch popped out of the bed of a pickup then bounced off the road before hitting the semi.  The driver of the pickup did not stop.

 

The semi-truck driver escaped with only minor injuries.