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Pipe crashes through windshield; driver unharmed

A Bakersfield man is lucky to be alive after a pipe broke right through his windshield of his car.

January 11, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A Bakersfield man is lucky to be alive after a pipe broke right through his windshield of his car.

Marcus Kasprzyk said he was driving along Highway 99 when a pipe appeared to fall off a car.

The metal pipe crashed through the windshield and got lodged between the steering wheel and the dashboard.

"I was in shock at first, and all I could stare at after my car stopped was the bottom of the pipe," said Kasprzyk.

Highway patrol officers said the pipe would have impaled the 41-year-old if it hadn't hit the steering wheel.