Arizona woman nearly COUPLED by metal pole that fell from truck and crashed through her windshield

‘It went right past my face’: Woman escapes with her life after metal pole falls from truck and pierces her car ‘like a rocket’

  • Mandy Poff, of Mesa, Arizona, said she hasn’t been able to sleep since Thursday’s “nightmare” incident on State Route 51
  • “It flew in the air like a rocket,” Poff said of the split-second incident
  • Police have yet to find the driver of the work truck who dropped the deadly metal object

A driver has been left horrified after being narrowly impaled by a 1.2-meter high metal pole that flew off the back of a pickup truck and crashed through her windshield on an Arizona highway.

Police are still looking for the driver of the pickup truck after Thursday’s incident on State Route 51.

Meanwhile, Mesa’s nurse Mandy Poff says she was unable to sleep after the near-nightmare.

“It flew in the air like a rocket,” she told reporters with… FOX 10 Phoenix. “It bounced off the road, flipped up and went right through my windshield, right near my face, then went up a bit and cut the top of my car and got stuck in my back seat.”

A driver has been left horrified after being narrowly avoided being impaled by a four-foot metal pole that flew off the back of a pickup truck and crashed through her windshield, on an Arizona highway.

Police are still looking for the driver of the pickup truck after Thursday's incident on State Route 51

Police are still looking for the driver of the pickup truck after Thursday’s incident on State Route 51

Meanwhile, Mesa's nurse Mandy Poff says she can't sleep after the near-nightmare

Meanwhile, Mesa’s nurse Mandy Poff says she can’t sleep after the near-nightmare

Poff said she was merging onto Interstate 10 from SR-51 near Thomas Road when a bump in the road dislodged the misattached metal pole of a white pickup truck, according to the report. Arizona Public Safety Department.

After stopping and wiping broken glass from her lap, Poff realized she was unharmed.

A police officer, she said, told her he “couldn’t believe she was still alive.”

Despite the horrific accident, Poff said she will continue to commute to work.

Poff said she was merging onto Interstate 10 from SR-51 at Thomas Road when a bump in the road dislodged the misattached metal pole of a white pickup truck.

Poff said she was merging onto Interstate 10 from SR-51 at Thomas Road when a bump in the road dislodged the misattached metal pole of a white pickup truck.

“It flew in the air like a rocket,” Poff said of the accident. ‘It bounced off the road, flipped up and went right through my windshield’

‘I can not sleep’ [and I’m] terrified of being in a car,” Poff said. ‘[But] I drive a lot – I can’t avoid highways and I don’t let this stop me. I love my job. It’s something I have to go through with therapy and time.’

Because police were unable to locate the driver responsible for the accident, Poff said the insurance was “a nightmare.”

The Arizona DPS urged drivers to secure and double check their loads before driving in a Facebook post describing the incident – ‘no matter how short the ride or how heavy the items are, please take the time to secure your load before every ride!’

The agency also begged drivers to stop and pick up any items that had fallen from their vehicles to avoid car accidents.

Poff (pictured above with husband Justin Poff) said the incident was a

Poff (pictured above with husband Justin Poff) said the incident was a “nightmare” that will require “therapy and time” to get over it

The Arizona DPS urged drivers to secure their loads and retrieve items that had fallen from their vehicles from the roadway

The Arizona DPS urged drivers to secure their loads and retrieve items that had fallen from their vehicles from the roadway

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