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Herriman couple ‘lucky to be alive’ after socket smashes windshield

May 31, 2023, 8:01 AM | Updated: Oct 19, 2023, 10:19 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.

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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