Dozens of cars across the Greater Toronto Area have been damaged by ice coming off of other vehicles following Wednesday’s ice storm, OPP says.
In one instance, a man was treated for minor injuries after his windshield was shattered by ice on Highway 400 at about 12 p.m. Friday.
The driver was able to safely pull over in the northbound lanes near Finch Avenue and call for help, OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said.
“There’s glass all over his vehicle. He’s got cuts and scrapes on his face and arms,” Schmidt said. “It really could have ended much worse.”
Schmidt said officers have received numerous similar calls in the last two days.
“We need people to take the ice and snow off our vehicles,” he added.
Motorists are responsible for clearing ice off their cars, but Schmidt said it isn’t possible for tractor trailer drivers to get on top of their trucks due to workplace safety concerns. He urges drivers to stay back from trucks to avoid having their vehicles struck by falling ice.
“The snow melts, and when it freezes again, it turns into a sheet,” Schmidt said.