Hudson, MA - What looks like happened is it came off the road just high enough that it entered, the handle first, this way and then slapped back because you can see the perfect outline of the machete that was made on the car.
Fred Dolan, who was driving the car said, "I saw a car in front of me kick up this black object off the road it looked like a piece of a tire I hit it pretty hard."
But Dolan kept driving on I-495 another 40 miles, unaware of his new front ornament.
"I got out at the store. I walked around the front of the car expected to see a broken headlight or some type of damage and sticking straight out is a 2-foot long machete. I couldn't believe my eyes. There was a guy coming out of the store with his family. He looked down at me, he looked at that. He couldn't believe his eyes either. "
Dolan travels about 50 miles to and from work every day so you can see he has his fair share of damage from the roadway.
"I mean how do you explain a machete sticking out of your front bumper. I have no idea, I was waiting for the police to stop me and ask the same question."
Speaking of, Dolan has friends in law enforcement and he showed them this picture.
"You're talking a foot up and a foot to the left and it's a totally different story. We'd be talking about one of those freaky accidents, tragedy you know potentially."