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Luckily, bumper caught the short hop

Kenneth and Mary Lou Leslie were headed west toward Kansas on I-70, bound for Cabella’s to look at boats.
The couple was traveling around 65 mph when something loud hit the front of their 2012 Ford Fusion. It startled them, but Ken managed to keep the car under control and pull onto the

Kenneth Leslie holds the rock that bounced up from I-70 pavement and became imbedded in his car’s plastic bumper. (Photo by David Knopf/Richmond News)

Kenneth Leslie holds the rock that bounced up from I-70 pavement and became imbedded in his car’s plastic bumper. (Photo by David Knopf/Richmond News)

shoulder.
On the lower left front of the driver’s side, between the grill and parking light, was a hole several inches wide and nearly as tall.
A large rock had imbedded itself in the plastic bumper, apparently after falling off a truck onto the road.
“This could’ve been deadly,” Ken said.
He said he’d worked in construction long enough to know the rock apparently had been in in the bed of a truck whose driver pulled out without checking for possible hazards.
The rock could’ve easily popped up and gone through the windshield, leaving either person seriously hurt – or worse.
“This is proof they should check their beds,” Ken said.
The Leslies had already taken the car to a body shop for an estimate. They plan to fix it – but will have to pay the sizable deductible.
– David Knopf, Richmond News

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