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Florida driver escapes unscathed after plywood impales windshield

A Florida motorist managed to escape unscathed after a sheet of plywood flew into her car windshield Friday afternoon, authorities said. 

The incident occurred in the northbound lanes of I-95 near Rockledge. 

Traffic investigators said a piece of plywood flew out of the bed of a 2006 Chevrolet pickup and sliced through the center of a car windshield, narrowly missing 35-year-old Rebecca Burgman of Melbourne.

Burgman suffered minor injuries, but refused treatment and was not taken to the hospital, officials said.

The driver of the pickup, 51-year-old Jaime Riveira of Haines City was cited for faulty equipment and failing to secure his load, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 


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