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.
— Sandra Plagakis (@Sandra1053Kiss) January 5, 2015
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.”