When a driver crashed into a metal fence in Coral Springs, a pole went through the windshield, through the headrest on the passenger side and struck a child seat, narrowly missing the toddler strapped in it.
“This has to be the close call of the year,” the Coral Springs Fire Department posted on Facebook, along with photos of the accident. “The pole was inches away from striking the child sitting in the safety seat.”
Police said the driver, Besayda Sosa, lost control while driving west in the area of the 8300 block of West Atlantic Boulevard on Monday morning.
“She lost control for a couple of seconds, veered north and there’s a metal fence,” said Coral Springs Detective Ernesto Bruna.
Sosa’s Toyota Sienna hit the curb and crashed into a fence, said Coral Springs Fire Capt. Rich Antonini. One of the fence poles went through the minivan and came to rest right in front of the child, Antonini said.
The toddler had a “tiny bump” on her head from the crash and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Antonini said.
“We wanted to be on the safe side,” Antonini said.
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