It was like an action movie-turned real life.
Lesher Middle school Principal Tom Dodd and his daughter, Riley, were driving to pick up Dodd's youngest daughter from school. It was roughly 1:40 p.m. when their silver Jeep crossed through the intersection of Harmony and Timberline Roads.
Out of his peripheral vision, Dodd saw a white Crown Victoria "come flying at me." He hit the brakes hard, swerving out of harm's way.
Then came "a huge explosion, like a gunshot," and Dodd looked back to see his back window blown out by what police later said was debris propelled by the force of an airbag deploying. He told Riley to duck and keep her head down.
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