Around seven o’clock I was driving down route 176 to go to my doctor to see why my hand is still hurting me. When I come across this ratty old pickup truck full of junk. The crap in the back of the truck wasn’t secured and certainly did not look safe. I have always had a fear of things flying off of trucks whether its a car or just a ladder I feel like it will come loose and cause an accident. This fear caused me to back off instead of trying to pass this jerk.
Well, my instincts were right. No sooner did I back off when all of the sudden a huge metal object the size of a large lawn chair came off the back of the truck and right at me. Thank god it went toward the empty passing lane first giving me enough time to swerve to The right escaping its path by riding on the shoulder.
The guy in the truck had to know he lost some thing if not by seeing it then by the shear noise of the thing rolling across the highway. Maybe he just did not care. He made no sign of stopping, not even of slowing down. After that I wasn’t chancing that anything else wouldnâ€™t fly off that thing so I floored it and went around him. Looking in my rearview mirror, it didn’t look like anyone behind was hit by it. No cops around to stop this guy either. Sorry I did not get the plate number if you or your car were hurt by this guyâ€™s careless actions.