Mother and child have close call after sledge hammer falls from high-rise construction site

A woman and her 6-year-old daughter are lucky to be alive today, after a hammer head weighing around 20 kilograms flew off a high-rise construction site and crashed through the sunroof of their car.

The 32-year-old woman named Lu, was passing by the construction site on Minzu Road in Banqiao District, New Taipei City at around 5:00pm yesterday, May 24, when she was shocked by an explosive sound in the back seat. After pulling over, Lu found that a sledgehammer head had smashed through the glass sunroof of the SUV, and had narrowly missed her 6-year-old daughter.

Lu took her daughter to a doctor for a check-up, as she had some cuts on her legs from glass fragments.

According to a TTV report, a worker on the construction site was using the sledgehammer when the head flew off and fell from the 26th floor.

damage to vehicle roof after hit by falling sledge hammer head
damage to roof

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Sources: TTV, Liberty Times Network.

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