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Father of three survives when van crushed by scrap metal

17 July 2017, 04:03 | Camille Rivera

Orlando man miraculously survives van being crushed by falling scrap metal in bizarre traffic crash

Orlando man OK after van is crushed in I-4 crash

A Florida man has survived a harrowing drive after a large piece of scrap metal fell from a tractor-trailer and crushed his van Saturday morning.

The pipe caused heavy damage to the van, smashing the windshield, roof, driver's door, and passenger door behind the driver.

Jesus Armando Escobar, a man of 36 years old, was about to take an exit from the interstate 4, in Florida, when a large metal pipe crashed on the roof of his vehicle.

Dramatic photos from the scene show the overturned truck and the force of the scrap metal's impact.

When 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar was exiting off Interstate 4 onto State Road 528, he had no idea what was about to happen on the overpass above him.

"He's a father to three small children and he's our miracle", she said in a statement.

Miraculously, he suffered only minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Wharton was ticketed for careless driving, troopers say.

"Another foot to the left and he would be dead", Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes told People magazine, referring to Escobar.



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