NORTH CANTON — David Hohman and his family were stopped on South Main Street, waiting to make a left turn onto Greenway Road, when the unexpected happened last week.

A heavy manhole cover flipped onto their Volkswagen Tiguan, caving in the windshield in front of Hohman, who was driving.

“I had glass on my lap,” the 26-year-old Jackson Township man said. “I’m lucky that it didn’t come through the windshield itself.”

Hohman pulled over and checked on his wife, Faith, and their 3-month-old son, who were sitting in the SUV’s second seat. No one was injured.

At first, Hohman thought something had fallen off the large truck that had just passed him, he said. Then he saw the open manhole and the large cover.

“The thing was so heavy it took two grown men to move it,” he said.

According to a police report on the Aug. 6 incident, the passing truck somehow dislodged the cover, causing it to flip into the air.

The truck didn’t stop; its driver apparently was unaware of the mishap, according to the police report.

AT&T owns the manhole. Photos taken by North Canton police after the incident show the cover was damaged around the edges.

Hohman said AT&T notified him this week that they wouldn’t pay to fix the damage to his SUV. He said he was working with his insurance company and considering legal action.

Hohman said he and his wife bought the SUV to have a safer vehicle for their baby, but they had been using Uber to get around since the incident.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday with an AT&T corporate spokesperson.