Metal cap pierces windshield, gashes driver

Cap fell from passing truck

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -  A man was injured when a metal cap from a passing truck broke through the windshield of his vehicle and struck the side of his head.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the incident happened Monday as 72-year-old Jerry Blankenship was driving home. The truck driven by Art Perkins was heading to Bartow.

The Gainesville Sun reports Blankenship got a three-inch gash on his head. His wife, Pat Blankenship, says she was reading during the drive home from South Florida when she heard a thud and saw "blood going everywhere."

Blankenship pulled over and called for help.  Perkins says he stopped when he felt a vibration.

FHP says there probably won't be any charges.

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