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8-foot iron rod falls from flyover, pierces through cab’s windshield

Lucky escape: The rod pierced through the windshield of the cab while it passed under Jogeshwari flyover.

Lucky escape: The rod pierced through the windshield of the cab while it passed under Jogeshwari flyover.  

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Narrowly misses fashion designer

A city-based fashion designer had a narrow escape on Tuesday when an eight-foot-long rod pierced through the windshield of a cab she was travelling in while it passed under Jogeshwari flyover. The rod missed her by inches and got lodged in the dashboard of the car. The 16-mm iron rod was a part of the flyover.

Rinku Jain said she was travelling with her niece when the accident took place. She said, “I took a cab with my niece from my boutique in Goregaon to head to south Mumbai. At 2 p.m., my taxi reached the Jogeshwari stretch of the Western Express Highway. Suddenly, an iron rod came crashing through our cab, which was moving at a speed of 40 km/hour. It fell inches away from my face. The windshield was shattered and I had glass all over my body. I sustained minor injuries but the rod could have easily gone through my head.”

Officers with the Jogeshwari police, who were patrolling the area, witnessed the incident and rushed to help. The police officers climbed atop the bonnet and pulled out the rod. An official from the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation said they had not yet received any information about the incident.

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