Flying ice from vehicle smashes windshield on Queensway
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Flying ice from vehicle smashes windshield on Queensway

A chunk of ice that broke off the roof of a large truck smashed into the windshield of 105.3 KISS FM's Sandra Plagakis on the 417 near Bayshore, January 5, 2015.

OTTAWA — A frightening incident on the Queensway is a textbook example of why police tell drivers to completely clear their vehicles of ice and snow, and was a very close call for a member of the Rogers Media family.

A large chunk of ice flew off a van late Monday morning, landing on the car of 105.3 KISS FM morning co-host Sandra Plagakis.

“It was almost like it was in slow-motion,” said Plagakis. “(The ice) went airborne, broke off into three or four pieces — one was a massive chunk — and it literally just came straight for my windshield and nailed it, head-on,” said Plagakis.

 

 

The force of the impact was so strong, the windshield buckled and the rear-view mirror flew straight into the car’s back seat.

“After it hit my windshield, I was in shock,” Plagakis told 1310News. “My second reaction was, I was so mad.”

Plagakis’ only physical injuries were a few shards of glass that got into her hands. But she realized this story’s ending could have been so much worse.

“Somebody’s going to die, and somebody’s going to die this way. It’s just a matter of time.”

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She should have noted the license plate # of the van in front of her.
This type of incident happens all too often in the wintertime.
Sandra is just extremely lucky that she escaped a serious injury.

January 05, 2015 at 8:06 pm
Chalen

Funny this is in the paper today! Was driving down Baseline around 3;20pm today and a car drives partially in my lane. When i get beside her, her car looked like it had been doused with water then froze (obviously) but this woman didn’t take 2 seconds to bother cleaning it off! She had a fist size spot front windshield, even her wipers were still totally buried! It’s people like her whom cause accidents and don’t know or care! In my opinion, these people should be fined

January 05, 2015 at 11:43 pm