FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – A Connecticut family had quite a scare when a 10-inch metal spike came crashing through the window of their SUV.

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Fire officials in Fairfield said a landscaper’s commercial lawnmower sent the spike flying 20 feet before it shattered the SUV’s back passenger side window.

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The spike narrowly missed two children, ages 2 and 3, sitting in the backseat.

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They suffered only minor injuries from the shattered glass.