Driver impaled by flying debris on Atlanta-area highway

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Posted: Jul 01, 2016 7:03 AM

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — A woman is recovering after police say a sharp piece of debris flew through her windshield and impaled her in the neck while she was driving outside of Atlanta.

Sandy Springs Police Sgt. Forrest Bohannon tells WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/297AhzA ) that the woman was able to pull over and call for help on state Route 400 Saturday afternoon after the object, similar to a railroad tie, crashed through the windshield and struck her.

Bohannon says the woman was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say there's no evidence someone threw the object at the woman's car. Bohannon says investigators aren't sure whether the object fell off a vehicle or was kicked up by a vehicle's tires.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html