trucking company owner says a piece of flying metal debris that struck a
55-year-old Washington state woman while she was driving in the Seattle area
last week may have come from one of his trucks.
Patrol spokeswoman Kelly Spangler told local media the business owner, whom she
declined to identify, thought the seven-pound leaf spring might have come from
one of his trailers. The piece sliced through Babe Watson’s windshield and
struck her in the face on Highway 202 at 361st Southeast near Fall
said the business supplied some evidence to compare with the leaf spring found
near the site of the accident. It will take about a month for forensic experts
to test the parts for a match, she said.
matter is not being pursued as a criminal case.
was listed in serious condition at a Seattle-area hospital. Watson’s children
said the business owner coming forward would allow them to move on and
concentrate on helping their mother heal, The Seattle Times reported.