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Phoenix driver uninjured after car impaled by large metal piece, DPS warns drivers to secure loads

DPS said a four-foot-long piece of metal impaled a driver's car windshield and became lodged in her SUV while she was driving on State Route 51.

PHOENIX — A driver was luckily uninjured when their car was impaled by a piece of metal that came off of another driver's vehicle in Phoenix on Thursday. 

The Department of Public Safety said a driver did not properly secure their load and "nearly cost an innocent motorist her life."

DPS said a four-foot-long piece of metal impaled a driver's car windshield and became lodged in her SUV while she was driving on State Route 51.

"Luckily, the victim wasn't physically injured when this 4 ft piece of metal impaled her windshield & became lodged in her SUV," the department tweeted.  

DPS is cautioning drivers to make sure they secure their loads before hitting the roads. 

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