“A driver’s dashcam caught the moment a chunk of ice and snow fell from an overhead interstate sign and shattered the car’s windshield.
“It happened in the blink of the eye,” Marcin Karpinski said.
Karpinski said the ice fell on the evening of Dec. 17 as we was driving north on Interstate 15 and about to take the 7200 South exit in Midvale.
“When I was passing below the sign, the huge ice block fell from the sign and hit me,” Karpinski said.
The impact broke Karpinski’s SUV’s windshield and sent pieces of glass and ice into the car.
He estimates it will cost around $1,500 to fix his roof and windshield.
He filed a claim with the Utah Department of Transportation and sent them the video.”
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A spokesperson for UDOT claimed that while unfortunate it was not their responsibility to pay for repairs. The reasoning was that it was an act of nature. Hopefully, the driver had comprehensive insurance coverage to help pay for a windshield replacement. After all, trying to recover the cost of repairs by suing may end up costing more in litigation and court fees.
If your windshield was damaged by ice or another object call the team at Advantage Auto Glass for auto glass repair service. We can be reached at 612-343-8984 or you may book an appointment on our website.