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Truck Driver In Butler Co. Narrowly Avoids Death After 39,000-Pound Steel Coil Crashes Through Cab

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

SLIPPERY ROCK TOWNSHIP (KDKA) -- A truck driver narrowly avoided death after a massive steel coil crashed through his cab.

State police in Slippery Rock Township said the trucker was driving along Route 422 when a car began turning left.

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The driver says his truck's braking assist feature sensed a collision might happen and automatically slammed on the breaks.

That caused one of the 39,000-pound steel coils the driver was hauling to break loose. One smashed through the passenger side of the cab.

Thankfully, no one was hurt.

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