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Metal bar falls off truck, crashes through driver’s window

derby woman car accidentBARTON — A 42-year-old man from Barton was transported to the hospital after his car was struck by a metal bar that fell off of a tractor trailer on Vermont Route 16 in Greensboro.

John Ullrich was traveling east on Route 16 at around 1 p.m. on Friday, in the town of Greensboro, when a tractor trailer unit being driven by Benjamin Morrison, 32, of Sutton, lost the metal bar that is used to tighten the straps on a load.

This metal bar fell off the flatbed, hit the pavement, then struck the front windshield and pierced it, knocking the rear view mirror off.

The bar then bounced onto the roof slicing open a 12 inch gash in the roof.

Ullrich was transported by Glover Ambulance to North Country Hospital for minor injuries.

Ullrich’s vehicle, a 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer, sustained major damage to the front windshield and the roof.

The incident is still under investigation by the Vermont State Police and the DMV.

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