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Published March 24, 2012, 08:46 PM

Driver gets a Scare as a Pipe goes Through Windshield

(WDAY TV) -- A Minnesota driver had quite the scare.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- A Minnesota driver had quite the scare.

Jessica Gangl was driving on a Minneapolis highway when her windshield was pierced by a four-foot long tailpipe weighing 20 pounds.

Gangl saw another vehicle hit the pipe before it flung into the air and turned into a projectile, colliding with her SUV. She kept her hands on the wheel and slowly stopped.

Gangl says, "I am shaking as we're talking about this. It still freaks me out." "It was literally right in front of her. Had that hit maybe a different way, we could be talking about maybe a fatal incident right here."

Police say the pipe could have broken free from a truck or bus or come from a vehicle carrying scrap metal.