Metal hook shatters teen's windshield on Dallas highway

DALLAS, Texas (KTRK) -- A metal hook flew off a vehicle and crashed through a car's windshield, hitting the teen driver on her hip.

Sierra Biddulph was driving with her mother on the Dallas North Tollway when the hook broke through her windshield.

"All of a sudden there was this loud explosion and I felt something hit my hip. I couldn't see very well," said Sierra.

Sierra only has a driver's permit.

"I could tell she was so rattled by the experience but she did such a great job. she stayed in control," said her mother Carolyn Biddulph.

The hook weighs about a pound and hit the car at 50 miles per hour, shattering the entire windshield.

Luckily, no one was injured. DPS says this should be a reminder for drivers to properly secure loads and always keep a safe following distance.
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