SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A volunteer van driver says his passenger was impaled by a tripod that crashed through the windshield on a Sacramento freeway, but the man survived.
Tim Page tells KCRA-TV that he was on Interstate 5 Thursday morning when the yellow-and-red tripod smashed through the glass. He says it went through the lung of his passenger and popped out. The man suffered broken ribs and a partially punctured lung.
The California Highway Patrol says the tripod was stolen from a California Department of Transportation crew and thrown from an overpass.
Authorities say a 32-year-old man they suspect threw the tripod was arrested on a warrant but may face a charge of attempted murder.
Page volunteer with El Dorado Veteran Resources and had picked up his passenger, another veteran, from the airport.