- Peggy Musto was in the passenger seat when she was hit by the flying debris
- A car in front of the her struck the debris first, sending it flying into windshield
- She underwent emergency surgery and fought for her life in the ICU for 2 weeks
A Florida woman has tragically died after she was struck in the head by a 19-inch long piece of debris that flew through her windshield earlier this month.
Peggy Musto, 65, had been fighting for her life for two weeks after a piece of metal flew through the windshield as she drove with her husband Glenn on April 4.
Musto had been sitting in the passenger seat of the couple’s Lexus RX300 on the Howard Frankland Bridge when the car in front of her struck the piece of metal.
Peggy Musto, 65, has tragically died after a piece of metal flew through the windshield and struck her head as she drove with her husband Glenn on April 4
Musto had been sitting in the passenger seat of the couple’s Lexus RX300 (pictured after the accident) on the Howard Frankland Bridge when she was struck by the piece of metal
The impact sent the debris flying into the air, striking the hood of the Lexus and crashing through the windshield around 11.15am.
Musto’s husband stopped the car on the shoulder of the bridge and she was rushed to a local hospital, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Glenn Musto later revealed to friends on Facebook that his wife had suffered a ‘massive trauma’.
Musto underwent emergency surgery and was in critical condition in the ICU for weeks.
The long piece of debris (pictured above) measured a whopping 19-inches long
The metal went airborne after a car driving in front of the couple’s Lexus struck the debris
‘Our family has been by her side constantly, holding her hand and speaking to her about all the things she has to look forward to when she recovers, such as the upcoming birth of her first grandson,’ Glenn wrote.
‘We are devastated by this senseless, horrific incident, and I am profoundly saddened that this has happened to the most precious person I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing.’
Musto was well-known in the real estate world and had her own business, Staging by Peggy.
Her family has since released a statement saying they are ‘mourning the loss of our beautiful and spirited Peggy’.
Glenn Musto (pictured left) later revealed to friends on Facebook that his wife had suffered a ‘massive trauma’. She underwent emergency surgery and had been in the ICU for two weeks