Flying paddle pierces windshield

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (WBBH) – A Port Charlotte, Florida woman is counting her blessings after a very close call.

“I’m lucky to be here. That’s all I can tell you,” Christina Theisen says.

She was returning from a business trip when the unexpected happened.

“It came right through and made an ungodly actual noise when it came through,” she recalled.

An aluminum boat paddle had fallen from a motor home traveling next to her and crashed into her windshield.

“I ducked down. It came crashing through the windshield,” she explained. “Hit the steering wheel, grazed my shoulder, hit the seat.”