Yesterday afternoon as I drove over the Amboy bridge along the Garden State Parkway I was almost killed as a huge aluminum ladder, not unlike the one pictured above, flew out of the back of a contractor's pickup truck in front of me.
It sailed for a ways before hitting the ground and began tumbling end over end.
Had I been any closer it would have gone right through my windshield.
I was lucky enough to be far enough behind that I had time to change lanes (without looking) before the ladder hit the car.
If you are traveling with items in a pickup truck, please be sure to secure them properly. The life you save may be my own.