Orlando man narrowly escapes death when massive pipe falls on vehicle

Orlando man narrowly escapes death when massive pipe falls on vehicle

Orlando man narrowly escapes death when massive pipe falls on vehicle

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the semi was traveling westbound on the State Road 528 exit ramp just after 7:30 a.m.in Orange County when the driver lost control, striking a guardrail and overturning.

A driver was lucky to escape major injury when a piece of scrap metal crashed onto his vehicle from an overturned tractor-trailer in Orange County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

As the truck overturned, part of its load - a large cylinder - fell from the overpass and struck the van below.

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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. The impact completely crushed the driver side roof of the van, troopers said.

A massive piece of metal crashed into his auto, but Escobar suffered only minor injuries.

The driver of the truck was ticketed for careless driving.

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