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Ax crashes through car windshield on highway

In a photo provided by Massachusetts State Police, an ax head rests on the dashboard with the handle stuck in the windshield of a motorist's car after falling off a landscaper's truck on Route 95 in Topsfield, Mass., Wednesday July 30, 2014. Police said the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt. The truck driver, from Peabody, Mass., was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)
In a photo provided by Massachusetts State Police, an ax head rests on the dashboard with the handle stuck in the windshield of a motorist's car after falling off a landscaper's truck on Route 95 in Topsfield, Mass., Wednesday July 30, 2014. Police said the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt. The truck driver, from Peabody, Mass., was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police)
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Thursday, July 31, 2014 09:37 am
TOPSFIELD, Mass. — It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.

Police say the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt.

The truck driver, from Peabody, Massachusetts, was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine.

Police say it could have been worse if the car's driver hadn't been obeying the 65 mph speed limit.

Police aren't identifying the motorists.

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