Motorist hit by runaway spool on Beltway searching for person responsible

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Houston driver had a scary encounter when a runaway spool slammed into his pickup truck Thursday afternoon.

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Paul Miller told ABC13 that he was pulling out of a gas station near West Little York and the North Beltway when a loose spool came towards his vehicle.

The driver carrying the spool allegedly took off after losing his load. Now, Miller says he's looking for the driver, and hopes someone snapped a picture of him.

Miller says he's worried that he won't be able to afford the repairs needed for his truck.

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Police say this is just one of the reasons you should drive without distractions.



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