Driver in Stable Condition After Road Debris Impales Her

Metal debris crashed through a minivan’s windshield and impaled the woman driving on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway, a fire and rescue spokesman said.

About a dozen rescuers needed 15 minutes to carefully remove the woman from the car and she was taken to a local trauma center, said Pete Piringer, spokesman for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.

At last report, she was in stable condition, he said.

Fire and rescue personnel arrived at the scene, near the exit with Md. 355, about 6:15 a.m., Piringer said, to find the woman’s car on the shoulder. He described the debris as a 3-foot by 4-inch piece of steel.

The woman was awake and alert, he said.

Maryland State Police are investigating the incident, Piringer said.

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