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New Laws Could Protect Drivers From Highway ‘Ice Missiles’

New Laws Could Protect Drivers From Highway ‘Ice Missiles’

STATELINE ARTICLE
January 21, 2020
By: Jenni Bergal 

Bill Taylor was driving home from work in New Hampshire last January when a chunk of ice the size of a shoebox broke off the top of a storage container hauled by a truck ahead of him, crashed through his windshield and hit him squarely in the forehead.

A good Samaritan stopped and called 911. An ambulance took Taylor to the emergency room. He had a 3-inch gash on his forehead and broken glass embedded in his hands and face. He received about a dozen stitches.

“It could have been worse,” said Taylor, 42, a road and bridge construction inspector for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. “I could have died if it had hit me in the neck and throat.” FULL ARTICLE

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