Man injured by metal through windshield

Metal from passing truck injures driver

Published On: Mar 26 2013 10:11:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 10:41:26 AM EDT
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

A man was injured when a metal cap from a passing truck broke through the windshield of his vehicle and struck the side of his head.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the incident happened Monday as 72-year-old Jerry Blankenship was driving home. The truck driven by Art Perkins was heading to Bartow.

The Gainesville Sun reports Blankenship got a three-inch gash on his head. His wife, Pat Blankenship, says she was reading during the drive home from South Florida when she heard a thud and saw "blood going everywhere."

Blankenship pulled over and called for help.

Perkins says he stopped when he felt a vibration. Blankenship took the piece of metal, which looked like a cap, to him.

FHP says there probably won't be any charges.