B.C. trucker injured after pumpkin tossed from overpass

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A B.C. trucker has been sporting cuts and bruises on his face since Monday night – but not because he forgot to wash off his Halloween make-up. Kamloops trucker Gary Henville, 55, a driver with Arrow Transportation, was driving east on the Trans Canada Highway around 9:30 p.m. on Halloween night when a pumpkin tossed over an overpass in Dallas came smashing through his windshield, according to The Kamploops Daily News.

The report says the pumpkin, estimated to be about a half-metre in diameter, shot through the truck’s windshield and clean through the cabin’s back window, causing broken glass to strike Henville in the right side of his face.

Arrow Transportation’s division manager Steve Gayfer said Henville’s driving skills helped prevent a multi-vehicle accident that night, as traffic had been travelling in both directions at the time of the incident.

According to the report, Henville’s truck had been struck while travelling under the same pedestrian overass in a previous incident.

Arrow Transportation’s director of safety, Rick Viventi, says the company is considering making recommendations to City council, such as having a cage installed on the overpass.

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