Huge piece of metal falls from bridge onto man's car

February 22, 2012 2:55:43 PM PST
A huge piece of metal fell off the Queensboro Bridge and onto the prized Mercedes Andrew Campbell calls "Snowflake."

He can laugh about it now because he is fine and no one else was hurt.

He texted his wife, Tamika Nosworthy-Campbell, first.

"You have got to be kidding me, look at this thing! I know! It hit here and here and then jumped up here on top of the car," said Tamika Nosworthy-Campbell, the victim's wife.

He says it sounded like a gunshot.

"Somebody from Transit came over to claim it, said its part of their structure," Campbell said.

Campbell says it happened Tuesday night as he was leaving the bridge, Queens bound.

He was on the lower level, slowed down and got off the bridge to pull over.

"If he'd been going 5 mph it could have been a disaster!" Nosworthy-Campbell said.

Campbell says he was going 30 mph when it happened.

While he's relieved, he doesn't feel great about the bridge.

"Wherever it came from is missing a part and that is now compromised," Campbell said.

Is it a good day to buy a lottery ticket, since he escaped harm? He thinks that might be his next move.

"My daughter says, 'Daddy we can get a new car, but we can't get a new Daddy,'"

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