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Driver Suffers Minor Injuries When Metal Object Smashes Front Window

Pictured is the scene of an accident where a metal object fell off an apparent pick-up truck, slamming into the front window of another vehicle, causing minor injuries to the driver. Credits: Tina Pappas

TOTOWA/WAYNE, NJ - Police say an object that fell off of a pick-up truck that was traveling on Route 46 west smashed into the front window of a vehicle traveling behind it, striking the driver in the head.

According to Totowa Police Chief Robert Coyle, the accident occurred on the Totowa/Wayne border of Route 46 west at approximately 2 p.m., causing traffic to snarl for about an hour on Aug. 10.

"The driver of the car traveling behind the truck sustained a minor head injury due to the object breaking the glass of his front window, hitting him in the head," said Coyle. "Luckily, he appeared to sustain only minor injuries and refused medical attention."

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Totowa police arrived on the scene and diverted traffic around the accident. An ambulance from St. Joseph's Medical Center in Paterson was called to the scene and tended to the injured driver, Anthony Sobol, 62, of Spotswood, who refused to be taken to the hospital. His white 2014 Fiat Spider vehicle was towed.

"The driver only recalls that the object came off of another vehicle traveling in front of him that looked like some type of a pick-up truck," Coyle added. "The driver of that truck did not stop."

Coyle said the object is in police custody. Police are still investigating the accident.

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