WEST BRIDGEWATER (CBS) – A driver escaped with only minor injuries after a ladder went airborne and crashed into her windshield.

The crash happened Thursday around 7:20 a.m. on Route 24 North in West Bridgewater.

ladder Ladder Slams Into West Bridgewater Drivers Windshield

Damage left behind in an Attleboro driver’s windshield.
(Image Courtesy: Richard Ellis)

A 2017 Honda Civic hit the ladder, which was on the ground.

The ladder then flew into the windshield of a 2017 Kia Sportage that was being driven by a 26-year-old Attleboro woman.

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An airborne ladder left a hole in the windshield of a woman on Route 24 in West Bridgewater. (Image Courtesy: Richard Ellis)

She was treated at the scene and declined further medical attention.

It is not known where the ladder came from.

  1. unsecured cargo in a moving vehicle which ultimately ends up on the roadway and then causes almost personal injury. the police patrolling the roads need to “be on the watch” for vehicles hauling unsecured cargo and pull them over and ticket them. Another dangerous thing, those roofing vans with ladders stacked 5ft / 6ft high, it’s only a matter of time before something happens and someone gets hurt or killed when the van is rear- ended and they come tumbling down (hit someone in the opposite lance, fly off the roof and through a windshield into the back seat of the car while carrying a baby, etc.).

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