Monday, August 11, 2014

Driver walked away with minor injuries after impaling car on guardrail

A man is facing charges after an accident on Interstate 81 in Smyth County, Virginia.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened just before 10:30am on Saturday near Atkins.

VSP said Jacob Henley hit a tractor trailer, crossed the median and hit the end of a guardrail. That impact forced the guardrail through the front of Henley's Dodge Caliber and out the top of the car.

Henley was able to walk away with minor injuries. Virginia State Police troopers said they charged Henley with reckless driving, driving on a revoked licence, not wearing a seat belt, having expired tags, and not having proof of insurance.


Ratz said...

Yikes. I believe it's amongst reasons like that that many guard rails are being replaced with the wire cabled versions.

arbroath said...

It certainly looks like he had a lucky escape.