Florida driver survives crash after scrap metal crushes van

A van is shown with a piece of scrap metal on its roof in Orange County, Florida on Saturday. The scrap metal fell from a truck that had lost control and overturned on an overpass. Florida Highway Patrol via AP

By The Associated Press, July 18, 2017

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

The Florida Highway Patrol says 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar of Orlando suffered only minor injuries on Saturday when the metal fell from an interstate overpass and landed on top of his Pontiac van, smashing the roof.

The metal became loose when a truck lost control and struck a guardrail. The truck flipped over and caused the metal object to fly off the overpass.

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