HINGHAM (CBS) – A husband and wife from Hanson escaped injury after a road sign came through the windshield of the Ford Ranger pickup truck they were riding in.

The 52-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife, who are not being identified, were driving on Derby Street in Hingham Wednesday evening. They began to take a left turn onto Gardner Street when they were struck by another pickup truck.

A sign crashed through a truck windshield in Hingham. (Photo from Hingham PD)

A sign crashed through a truck windshield in Hingham. (Photo from Hingham PD)

The impact sent the Hanson couple’s vehicle onto the sidewalk where it struck a sign. The sign post broke off and was thrown into a nearby telephone pole, almost parallel to the ground. The Ford continued traveling forward and struck the pole.

As the Ford struck the pole, the air bags deployed, and the sign post came through the front windshield directly between the driver and passenger.

Police credit seat belts with helping to prevent injury saying, “Without their seat belts on it is likely from the impact their bodies may have been moving or sliding in the center of the cab area which would have put them directly in the path of the sign and post.”

The second vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Tacoma, was driven by a 56-year-old man from Norwell. He was not injured his vehicle was driven from the scene.

No citations were issued.


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