Man killed by flying manhole cover in freak accident

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The freakish accident happened on the Cross Bronx Expressway. (File photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

BRONX (PIX11) — The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed early Wednesday when a flying manhole cover crashed through his windshield, police said.

Jose Duran, 35, of Springfield, Mass. was driving on the Cross Bronx Expressway about 5:25 a.m. when the freak accident happened.

The manhole cover-turned-missile struck Duran in the head. His tractor-trailer struck another big rig, trapping Duran in his cab. The second driver escaped unscathed.

Duran was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he died of his injuries.



    • Candace

      A different truck driving by dislodged it and it flew up—- 1st time ever heard of for AAA travel.

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