Terrifying moment a HAMMER ‘flies out of tradie’s ute’ and smashes an elderly driver’s windscreen as he drove at 100km/h down a highway
- Hammer smashed into windscreen as driver travelled 100km/h on a highway
- Driver was heading southbound on the Pacific Motorway at Bangalow NSW
- Social media users divided over where the mysterious hammer came from
This is the terrifying moment a hammer was flung off another vehicle and smashed into an elderly man’s windscreen while he was travelling 100km/h.
The driver was heading southbound on the Pacific Motorway in Bangalow, 20 minutes south-west of Byron Bay on May 19 at 6.45pm when his car was hit.
Dashcam footage of the impact showed the tool appear to come out of nowhere as it suddenly smashed into the windscreen.
A hammer (pictured) smashed into a the windscreen of a driver travelling 100 kilometres per hour down a highway
‘[The hammer smashed] into my grandad’s windshield traveling at 100km/h [seemingly] from nowhere,’ the driver’s grandson wrote.
‘End result was luckily everything was okay but very startled from the events that unfolded.’
The hammer was seen flying from the front of the vehicle before hitting the right hand side of the window, shattering the glass.
Social media users were divided over where the hammer had come from.
‘Looks to me like it was tossed out the sunroof [of the truck in front],’ one person suggested.
The driver was heading southbound on the Pacific Motorway at Bangalow when the hammer (pictured) seemingly came out of nowhere
The windscreen shattered when the hammer slammed into it on the right hand side (pictured)
Another person thought it might have been someone hiding in a bush nearby.
‘Slow it down and go frame by frame, and you can see the hammer was tossed by someone hiding in the medium,’ they said.
‘The hammer was launched from in front of the truck. It didn’t come from the bed of the truck.’
One commenter had a surprising theory, suggesting God of thunder Thor – played by Chris Hemsworth in the Avenger’s movies – may have mistook an ordinary hammer for Mjollnir, the magical weapon that flies back to him.
‘Damn it Hemsworth not again! He has to understand these hammers won’t come back like Mjolnir,’ they joked.