Last week Richard Bolduc was cruising in his big rig at 62 miles per hour on the highway when suddenly his windshield exploded. Bolduc didn’t know what had happened. He miraculously managed to bring his truck to a stop without crashing and was airlifted to a Plano Hospital. Even then, Bolduc couldn’t figure out what had happened. Had his phone exploded? Was there somehow another car he didn’t see?
Bolduc was recovering in the nearby small town of Bagota when State Trooper Ryan Case found the culprit – a medium-sized Burger King cup. The paper cup had struck the windshield at such a force that it shattered the glass. Bits of the paper cup were mixed in with the debris, but the evidence was clear.
Bolduc was nearly killed by an unassuming piece of litter that had turned dangerous on the highway. It’s rare, but it does happen. It’s likely that whoever the guy was who tossed the Burger King cup out the window never imagined his trash could shatter a windshield, but that’s exactly what happened. Next time you see someone throwing trash out the window, remind them that it could be the start of a freak death-by-fast-food-packaging accident like this.
Bolduc summed it up well when he told Fox 4 – “I just don’t want it to happen to anybody else.”