Axe crashes through car windshield on highway

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

Massachusetts State Police say the axe 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 axe with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car’s dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.

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

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

Police say 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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