Cody Townsend had a lucky escape while out driving over the holiday weekend. A SUP flew off a vehicle in front of him as he was traveling along SR-89 along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, embedding itself in his windshield just inches from his face.
ATTN: If someone lost a SUP on the west shore of Lake Tahoe yesterday around 3:00 pm, I found it buried in my windshield a few inches away from impaling my face. If you’d like your board back, I still have it since you kept driving after it flew off your truck into the opposite lane and straight into Azulito. Oh and I have same extra tie downs you can have so you actually secure your load properly…Whew. In all seriousness, thank you wonderfully built Safety Glass and a sturdy @ford build because this was inches away from being an unexpected end. Luckily @elysesaugstad @theothebrave and I were all okay except for a 100 little micro cuts from the glass exploding into our faces, and lucky we both had sunglasses on to save our eye balls too. That was a terrifying moment yesterday. Glad nothing but Azulito was hurt.
Thankfully, neither himself nor the other occupants of the car were seriously injured, just a little shook up. Saved by the windshield in his truck, and the sunglasses protecting his eyes from the shards of glass from what could have been a serious, life-threatening incident.
The now SUP-less driver of the guilty vehicle did not stop, and probably didn’t realize until he got to his destination that something was missing.