MOUNT GILEAD, OH (WCMH)– A Morrow County highway department employee walked away with just cuts to his hands after a chunk of ice and snow from the top of a minivan crashed through the driver’s side windshield of the plow truck he was driving.
“Things could have been a lot worse. It could have killed somebody,” said Richard Braddock, the employee who was driving the blow truck.
Eric Disterdick, highway department superintendent, told NBC4 Braddock was just starting his shift Wednesday morning when the incident happened.
“I just waited right before it impacted, and I closed my eyes and held the wheel straight. As soon as it impacted, I just coasted on down to another road and was able to get off the road,” Braddock added.
Disterdick sent a picture to the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office asking them to remind people to clean off their vehicles completely before getting on the road.
“Even if you’re just following somebody, it can come off and hit a car with someone less experienced driving. They might have had an accident,” Braddock said.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol says you can be ticketed the same way you could be for improperly securing a load, if ice flies off of your car.