Tow hitch smashes through windshield, narrowly missing driver

Harris County Sheriff's Office

Authorities have a warning for drivers: check your trailer hitch.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said tragedy was narrowly avoided Monday morning when an unsecured tow hitch smashed through a driver's windshield.

The driver was traveling down I-45 near Spring Cypress when then hitch smashed through the windshield and landed in the passenger seat, which, fortunately, was unoccupied.

The sheriff's office shared a pictures of the incident on social media with the warning, "If you haven't checked recently to ensure that your trailer hitch is properly installed, now would be a good time."