Herriman couple ‘lucky to be alive’ after socket smashes windshield
May 31, 2023, 8:01 AM
HERRIMAN, Utah — A couple from Herriman said they were very blessed and lucky to be alive after a piece of metal debris blasted through their windshield.
It happened on Monday night when they were going home from a Memorial Day getaway and driving down Spanish Fork Canyon.
“It’s a ¾ inch swivel socket, 21 meter,” Neil Denison said as he held the large and heavy metal socket.
He placed it inside his truck’s broken windshield to show how it was lodged there. Half of it sticking inside.
“All of a sudden boom it was like a shotgun blast of glass. Just blasted right at me. I was shaking glass out of my hair,” Denison said.
“Very, very blessed.” And lucky to be alive says a Herriman Couple after a heavy metal piece of flying debris came through their windshield. “Like a bullet coming at you” their story @KSL5TV at 10 pic.twitter.com/UK3d9hvxgF
— Dan Rascon (@TVDanRascon) May 31, 2023
Sitting right next to him was his wife Kris who couldn’t believe what happened.
“All of a sudden I heard, bam!” Kris Denison said. “I started crying because I was like we could have got killed.”Kris Denison snapped several photos right after it happened that showed the swivel socket still lodged in the windshield. Neil Denison said it was too dangerous to pull over because there was so much traffic. Eventually, the socket fell out of the windshield and into the truck.
The Denisons hated to think what could have happened if the windshield didn’t stop it.
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