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'I Thought I Was Going to Die': Ice Injures Driving Worker



    Hurt Driver Speaks Out After Ice Shatters Windshield

    A New Hampshire driver was hurt when ice flew through his windshield.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 1, 2019)

    A New Hampshire state worker had a deep gash on his face after a large piece of ice came flying off a truck, smashing right through his windshield.

    William Taylor of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation has eight to nine stitches, a fat lip and other cuts on his face.

    "I thought I was going to die," he said.

    It happened as Taylor was driving home from work Thursday on Route 101 westbound in Raymond. A thick sheet of ice came off a cargo container on a truck.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    "It just had a sheet of ice on the top of it, that was close to six inches thick," said Taylor. "I saw it coming. It was somersaulting through the air pretty slowly."

    Taylor was about five car lengths behind the truck, but he says that with cars around him, he couldn't swerve out of the way:

    "It was heading straight for my mouth and I just took my head and chin and just took it on the head," he said.

    A good Samaritan pulled over to help him and called 911.

    Taylor says the the truck driver knew what happened.

    "He pulled over on the shoulder about a quarter mile up the road," he said. "As soon as the ambulance showed up, he took off."

    YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    [NATL] YouTube Mom Accused of Abusing Foster Kids for Clicks

    Machelle Hackney of Maricopa, Arizona, is accused of forcing her adopted children to participate in her YouTube channel and abusing them if they did not recall their lines or perform as directed. Hackney's channel had accrued hundreds of millions of views since she joined in 2012.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    NH state police also using this as a reminder of Jessica's Law, which says failing to clear ice and snow off your vehicle constitutes negligent driving.

    "There's no good excuse to not remove this stuff from your vehicles," Taylor said. "I strongly encourage the driver to turn themselves in, because it will go much better for you than if they track you down."

    New Hampshire State Police say ask anyone who witnessed the incident to call them. They're looking for any information to help find the truck driver.

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