02/13/2015 06:43 EST | Updated 04/15/2015 05:59 EDT

Metal bar smashes through truck windshield on DVP

A Toronto-area truck driver is counting his blessings this morning.

Benjamin Kojo was driving southbound on the Don Valley Parkway shortly after 5 a.m. when a large metal bar dislodged from a truck ahead of him and smashed through the top of the windshield, narrowly missing him.

"All I heard was boom, like a bomb," said Kojo. 

Kojo said it was a garbage truck of some sort in front him, and he tried to follow it but was forced to pull over due to the metal bar protruding from his windshield.

"I couldn't imagine what this would have been like had it went through the windscreen and got to me. I'd be dead right now, I'd be dead," he said with a good deal of relief in his voice.

"You can call me lucky Benjamin," he joked. 

The company Kojo works for sent another truck to pick up his load and Kojo went home unharmed.