An Ohio trucker’s maneuver to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him nearly cost him his life Thursday, Feb. 21. Police say 51-year-old Bryan Shaffer was westbound on Interstate 80 near Hubbard, Ohio north of Youngstown when a pickup towing a trailer in front of him slowed for traffic. When Shaffer swerved into the media to avoid the pickup and trailer, a 43,500 coil of steel broke loose and crushed the passenger side of the cab. WFMJ reports Shaffer was uninjured but ticketed for failing to maintain an assured clear distance.
Lucky trucker: Steel coil breaks loose, misses driver