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Truck driver, 49, is rescued by his steering wheel after the 6-foot steel beam falls from the vehicle in front

Truck driver, 49, is rescued by his steering wheel after a 6-foot steel beam falls from the vehicle in front and crashes through his windshield “like a scene from Transformers”

  • Johnnie Lowe drove through Michigan when the incident happened
  • The 49-year-old truck driver watched a six-foot radius bounce off the road
  • Claimed that the beam could have gone ‘through my heart’ afterwards

A truck driver said his life “flashed before his eyes” when a six-meter-long steel beam crashed through his windshield while driving.

Johnnie Lowe had driven through Michigan when a steel beam slid off the back of an unstable truck driving in front of him.

The 49-year-old watched with horror as the beam bounced off the road and slammed into his window.

Mr. Lowe, father of three, described the incident as a “scene from Transformers.”

Johnnie Lowe

The beam that goes through the truck

The beam that goes through the truck

Trucker Johnnie Lowe (left) was driving in Michigan when a beam (right) went through his truck

The six-foot bar can be seen above, it was only a few centimeters away from hitting Mr. Lowe in the chest

The six-foot bar can be seen above, it was only a few centimeters away from hitting Mr. Lowe in the chest

The six-foot bar can be seen above, it was only a few centimeters away from hitting Mr. Lowe in the chest

Dramatic images show the screen completely broken, with the only thing that separates Lowe from the bar is the steering wheel.

Mr. Lowe told the Detroit Free Press that his truck had driven at around 65 km / h when the accident happened in the afternoon of Thursday, February 6.

“I could have been killed.

“The steel beam could have gone straight through my heart,” he said.

The beam (seen above) was so close to Mr. Lowe who said he could have 'gone through his heart'

The beam (seen above) was so close to Mr. Lowe who said he could have 'gone through his heart'

The beam (seen above) was so close to Mr. Lowe who said he could have ‘gone through his heart’

Only a few days later, Mr. Lowe returned to work. He worked for transport companies for more than six years and said he had ‘training’ for that type of crash.

Mr. Lowe managed to get rid of the incident unharmed and had only one piece of glass in his face, but said the rest of him was covered.

He said he heard a sound like an “explosion,” and before he knew it, the beam had come through the windshield. ”

His company, DNC Logistics, said it was experience and his ability to “handle” such a vehicle, which helped protect Mr. Lowe.

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