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Driver hit by metal pipe asking others to tie down loads


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UTAH COUNTY -- Debris on Utah roads causes hundreds of traffic accidents a year. Douglas and Genny Bull had a close encounter with road debris Wednesday evening on Interstate 15.

"Just out of nowhere, [I] got hit in the face with a metal rod of some sort; probably off some truck or something," Bull said.

He said the metal object, which may be a piece of scaffolding, hit him right above the eye while he and his wife were driving in Utah County. Doctors used 15 stitches to close the wound.

The Bulls are glad the injury wasn't worse, even fatal. They want people to tie down their loads better, and they think tougher penalties should be imposed on drivers who lose part of their load on a roadway.

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