“The driver of a box truck has been arrested a week after ice slid off his vehicle, seriously injuring another driver.
Sixty-year-old Richard Leiter, of Derry, faces charges of vehicular assault and reckless conduct, both misdemeanors, and a negligent driving violation in the Dec. 9 crash. He was arrested Wednesday.
The ice and snow went through a car windshield.
The driver, 22-year-old Michael Conry of Londonderry, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries to his face and eyes.
Leiter’s scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 17.”
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During the winter season, many morning commuters are in such a hurry to get to their jobs that they neglect to properly clear ice from the vehicle. Often, it is other drivers that pay the consequences when ice slides off and strikes their car. Damage aside, the risk for injury can not be overstated. That’s why there are legal consequences when incidents like the above happen.
If your windshield has been damaged due to ice or debris coming from someone else’s vehicle you should immediately contact you insurance company. They may be able to pursue a claim against the other party on your behalf. We at Advantage Auto Glass are ready to assist in your windshield replacement with just a quick phone call at 612-343-8984