Ten things we learned this week
Hitch-hiking koalas and sleep-sensing seatbelts: all the strangest news from a week in motoring
Posted: 04 Aug 2014
1. When driving on motorways, you should really keep an eye out for flying axes
Safe to say a Boston motorist was lightly surprised this week, when - as pottering down a Massachusetts freeway - his windscreen was impaled by a FLYING AXE. Or FLYING AX, as our American cousins would have it.
An axe. Through the windscreen. Stephen King would be proud.
Massachusetts State Police report the axe bounced from a landscaper's dump truck. The car's passenger was described as ‘shaken up' but not hurt, while the trucker - who we can only assume was wearing one of these masks - was fined $200 for ‘failing to secure the axe'.
Secure The Axe. Great title for Spinal Tap's next album, no?