HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A woman traveling through Pennsylvania might never again complain about her noisy grandchildren. Their back-seat antics may have saved her life.
Patsy Harvey, of Muncie, Indiana, climbed into the back seat to quiet the children as her husband Selby drove through Harrisburg on Saturday. Minutes later, police said, a falling log crashed through the passenger-side windshield.
"Thank God for noisy kids," said George Drees, assistant chief of the Susquehanna Township Fire Department. "As a parent, I never thought I'd have the chance to say that."
A tractor-trailer had overturned on a highway ramp above the interstate, sending about a dozen logs raining down on the highway, Drees said. The logs weighed about 1,000 pounds each, authorities said. No other cars were hit.