OH: November shooting into car raises safety questions
December 9, 2013
Without warning, the front passenger-side window of the moving
vehicle in which Julie Husband was traveling shattered.
Husband, who was grading papers on the Ohio Turnpike during the long
drive from Iowa to New York, was shot.
Since the Nov. 24
shooting, troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol have been
investigating, trying to figure out how and why Mrs. Husband, 47,
ended up with a 12-gauge shotgun slug in her jaw. She was riding in
the front seat while her husband was driving.
Nov. 24 was
the second day of a two-day youth hunting season.
Windau, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Wildlife, said officials there were not aware of the
In general, there are several hunting accidents
reported every year, with one fatal shooting so far this year. Last
year, 15 injury incidents were reported to Division of Wildlife
officials; in 2011, 12 such incidents — one of them fatal — were
reported, Mr. Windau said.
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