Pole pierces minivan carrying mother, child after crash in Coral Springs

CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - A crash in Coral Springs could have turned deadly after a metal pole smashed through the windshield of a minivan carrying a mother and her 4-year-old daughter, Monday morning.

According to Coral Springs Police, at around 9:15 a.m., Besayta Sosa and her daughter Chloe were driving along the 8300 block of West Atlantic Boulevard in a Toyota Sienna minivan when she suddenly lost control of the vehicle. Her van crashed into a metal fence that separates the canal from the roadway, causing a metal pole to pierce the van’s windshield on the passenger side, coming within inches from where her child was seated in the back seat.

“I was sitting in my car seat, and we was singing then a lamp post come through, then it hit my forehead,” 4-year-old Chloe said.

The bump on Chloe’s forehead was the only injury from the crash. Besayta and Chloe were on their way to her mother’s job at a pre-school when they crashed.

“And then, all of a sudden, I don’t know what happened. I just heard ‘boom,'” Besayta said.

“It was like here,” she said about the pole’s proximity to Chloe’s face, motioning her hand inches in front of her face. “I see her, and she was like OK … and she wasn’t even the one crying. I was the one crying.”

Chloe was checked out at the hospital and deemed to be OK.

“Then we went to the hospital,” Chloe said. “Then they said I’m brave.”

The family is concerned with how they’ll get around without that vehicle, but for now, they’re just happy they’re OK.

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