A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through his windshield Tuesday along Highway 167. (Washington State Patrol)

A driver suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters after a piece of lumber from an unsecured load went through his windshield Tuesday along Highway 167. (Washington State Patrol)

Lumber crashes through vehicle’s windshield in Kent

The driver suffered only scratches from the unsecured load along Highway 167.

A male driver escaped serious injury despite a piece of lumber from an unsecured load going through his windshield at about noon Tuesday along southbound Highway 167 in Kent near the 84th Avenue South exit.

The man suffered only minor scratches from glass splinters, according to Washington State Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson. The driver of the vehicle with the lumber did not stop.

“We have no leads on the vehicle that lost the load,” Johnson said.

The fine for a unsecured load is $228 with potential criminal charges if someone is injured by the escaped load, Johnson said.

This story originally appeared in the Kent Reporter, a sibling paper of The Daily Herald.

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