Passenger takes wheel after chunk of bridge knocks driver unconscious

1:52 PM, Mar 27, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER, Colorado (KUSA) - Just minutes after kissing her great niece and great nephew goodbye Monday morning, Betsy Hinkle got the shock of her life.

"I just turned to the television screen and I gasped, 'oh my God that's my niece's vehicle.' She was just here," Hinkle said.

Shortly after leaving Hinkle's house, Hinkle's niece Kate was driving down Interstate 25 in Denver, Colorado with her 10-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter in the backseat.

Kate's cousin, 26-year-old Brandon, was in the passenger seat.

"All of a sudden, loud noise, crash, and he had concrete in his lap," Hinkle said.

A semi driver for RMS Cranes clipped the Speer Boulevard overpass with his trailer.

A chunk of concrete smashed through the windshield, knocking Kate unconscious.

The car was still traveling at highway speeds and beginning to lose control.


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