Driver injured by flying ice on Route 581

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State police are investigating an incident where a driver was injured by flying ice on Route 581 in Cumberland County.

Trooper Robert Hicks, a state police spokesman, said a large chunk of snow and ice flew off the westbound truck Thursday afternoon and struck the windshield of an eastbound SUV.

The driver of the SUV was injured and was transported to a hospital for treatment, Hicks said.

A witness was able to provide police with the truck's license plate.

Hicks said the truck driver could be liable for the injuries caused by the flying ice.

Under Pennsylvania law, drivers can face a fine of $200 to $1,000 when snow or ice falls from their moving vehicle and strikes
another vehicle or pedestrian and causes death or serious injury.

 

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