Friday, January 9, 2009

beware of flying ice

I was driving on I-95 this morning, and suddenly a huge piece of ice came flying off the roof of a truck two lanes over, and hit the right side of my windshield, causing it to shatter. I'm okay, but the car is obviously not drivable, which spoils my plans for the day, at least until we can get to the auto glass place, which will happen after the truck company insurance people get back to us.
So if you see a truck spraying ice off its roof, stay back! I didn't stay back far enough. I saw ice flying off the truck's roof, but I only saw small pieces, not the 1 and a half foot wide monster piece that broke the windshield.


Anonymous said...

Wowsers. Glad you're okay, but that's pretty dramatic.

Get the autoglass company to install an ice-shattering laser on the front of the car.

booksandcoffee said...

oh my god!! i am so glad you are ok!! that must have been a big shock.

Liz said...

Yes. Very dramatic. Fortunately, car is now fixed. Unfortunately there was no laser package available at the autoglass company we went to, but it was the only company we could get post-haste, as there has apparently been a recent frequency of dangerous flying ice.

The Wannabe MD said...

Wow. So relieved you weren't hurt!

Isn't there a law that people are responsible for getting the ice off the roofs of their vehicles before they drive??