Father survives after van crushed by 7,000-pound scrap metal

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A father of three children escaped death after scrap metal crushed a van he was driving.

Police said a 7,000-pound metal pipe flew off a truck, tumbled off the overpass and landed right on top of the father's van Saturday morning.

The force of the impact crushed the roof of the van, but the father of three was able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries.

Troopers said if he had been sitting in any seat other than the driver's seat, he would have likely been killed.

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