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Flying debris critically injures passenger on Tampa Bay bridge

Flying debris critically injures passenger
Flying debris critically injures passenger
Flying debris critically injures passenger
Posted at 10:11 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 10:11:41-04

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Petersburg woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday after a freak accident on the Howard Frankland Bridge near Tampa.

65-year-old Margaret Musto was critically injured when a piece of metal entered a car she was a passenger in.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the car was headed northbound on Interstate 275 where it crosses over Tampa Bay around 11:15 am Wednesday.

That's when a curved piece of metal was run over by a red sedan, propelling it into the air.  The metal struck the hood of a silver car behind the red sedan, and then penetrated the windshield of the silver car and struck Musto.

The driver immediately stopped the car to seek help.

Musto was then transported to St. Joseph's Hospital.

No charges have been filed in the case.