A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through the vehicle’s windshield around noon Tuesday along Highway 167 southbound in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit. The driver of the vehicle that lost the lumber did not stop. COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through the vehicle’s windshield around noon Tuesday along Highway 167 southbound in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit. The driver of the vehicle that lost the lumber did not stop. COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

Lumber crashes through vehicle’s windshield in Kent

Man suffers only scratches from unsecured load along Highway 167

A male driver escaped serious injury despite a piece of lumber from an unsecured load going through his windshield at about noon Tuesday along southbound Highway 167 in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit.

The man suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters, according to Washington State Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson. The driver of the vehicle with the lumber did not stop.

“We have no leads on the vehicle that lost the load,” Johnson said.

The fine for a unsecured load is $228 with potential criminal charges if someone is injured by the escaped load, Johnson said.


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A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through the vehicle’s windshield around noon Tuesday along Highway 167 southbound in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit. The driver of the vehicle that lost the lumber did not stop. COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through the vehicle’s windshield around noon Tuesday along Highway 167 southbound in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit. The driver of the vehicle that lost the lumber did not stop. COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through the vehicle’s windshield around noon Tuesday along Highway 167 southbound in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit. The driver of the vehicle that lost the lumber did not stop. COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through the vehicle’s windshield around noon Tuesday along Highway 167 southbound in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit. The driver of the vehicle that lost the lumber did not stop. COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

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