Popular horror movie franchise Final Destination has left an indelible mark on an entire generation of moviegoers, with their approach of turning the most mundane of everyday situations into horrific and lethal calamities. And in the case of one Malaysian woman who was recently behind the wheel of her car, a routine drive quickly turned into a terrifying scene straight out from one of the films many iterations.
Metal rod pierces through woman’s windshield along PLUS highway
In a post that was recently shared to Facebook by Cass Cheng Sook Leng, she recounts ha near death encounter that she experienced while on a local highway. In a dashcam video that was dated January 13th, 2022 (Friday), she explains that she had been driving along the PLUS Highway when she encountered a large lorry that had been ferrying a heavy load that was secured with what appears to be multiple layers of tarp.
However to her shock, it appears that some parts of the load that was being hauled by the lorry had not been properly secured as while in transit, a rusty metal rod had suddenly come loose from the moving vehicle.
Being flung as speed, the rod proceeded to catch into the air before piercing right through the windshield on the passenger side of Cass’ car, narrowly missing her. And yet, the driver of the lorry appeared to be completely unaware of what had transpired and continued to drive along his way. At the time, she was driving with her dogs, all of whom were thankfully spared from any injuries.
Cost RM1,000 to fix
Speaking to WauPost on the incident, Cass explained that her car sustained damage to its bonnet, windshield, and side-mirror. A photo included in the post shows a scratch leading along the bonnet of her Perodua SUV from where the pole had scraped along it.
As she needed to use her car on short notice, she decided only to fix her windshield for the time being, which set her back RM1,000. A police report has also been lodged over the incident, but unfortunately her car’s dashboard camera was unable to capture the numberplate of the implicated lorry.
Cass adds that she hopes the local transport authorities will look into the matter, and hopes that her experience would raise further public awareness on such road hazards.