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Concrete falls from I-93 overpass, smashing into windshield

Leonard Brown, 64, was driving his 2010 Audi Q5 on Route 28, when the debris fell on his SUV.

The shattered windshield of the SUV at an auto body shop in Belmont where it was towed. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

A piece of concrete fell from a Somerville bridge Tuesday morning, smashing the windshield of a California man’s SUV.

Leonard Brown, 64, was driving his 2010 Audi Q5 on Route 28, when the debris fell from an I-93 overpass, according to The Boston Globe.

The shattered front window of the SUV. – Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

“I think I’m very lucky to not be injured,” he told WBZ-TV.

The station reported that there was glass and concrete all over his car.

“It came right down, missed me – luckily – just banged my hand, because it was on my steering wheel, but it went flying through the car and landed in the backseat,” Brown told WCVB.

A piece of concrete that fell from an Interstate 93 overpass and smashed through the front windshield is seen inside the car. – Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Brown is staying in Boston with his wife, as she undergoes cancer treatments. He’s thankful she wasn’t in the car when it was hit, according to WBZ.

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MassDOT spokeswoman Kristen Penucci said the agency immediately sent staff to inspect the overpass, according to the Globe.

“This inspection is currently underway and there are no road closures at this time,” she told the paper.

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