Father of three survives when van crushed by scrap metal in FL

  • Father of three survives when van crushed by scrap metal in FL

Father of three survives when van crushed by scrap metal in FL

A large metal pipe flew off Wharton's truck, tumbled off the overpass and landed squarely on the roof of 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar's van.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a semi carrying scrap metal overturned on an overpass ramp on Interstate 4.

A driver miraculously escaped death when a large piece of scrap metal fell from a truck that lost control and overturned on a Florida highway and crushed his auto.

The metal fell directly on top of the van, crushing the roof.

A massive piece of metal crashed into his auto, but Escobar suffered only minor injuries.

Somehow, Escobar was able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries.

Jesus Armando Escobar believes it was nothing short of a miracle that he survived a weird vehicle crash. Officials said anyone sitting in any other seat in the van likely would have been killed.

"To be honest, I thought that there had been a death", said the employee of the towing service to the media.

The trucker was cited for careless driving.