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Jan 26, 2010 11:50 AM by Jackie Bensen, NBC

Underground explosion sends manhole cover through car

A scary moment in suburban Washington DC Monday, triggered by an underground explosion.

Utility crews in Wheaton, Maryland, are trying to figure out what caused the blast.

A manhole cover that can weigh as much as 100 pounds went airborne.

It crashed through the windshield of a Mercedes SUV and struck the driver in the face before landing in the back seat.

The driver was seriously injured.



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