Man seriously injured when ice crashes through windshield

Massachusetts State Police photoThe driver of this pickup truck was seriously injured when a sheet of ice flew off a box truck driving in front of him and slammed into his vehicle Thursday morning. A women and two children with him suffered minor injuries.

 

BURLINGTON (AP) — A man was seriously injured on Thursday when ice on a commercial truck apparently dislodged and went crashing through the windshield of the pickup truck he was driving, Massachusetts State Police said.

A woman and two children also in the pickup went to the hospital with what are thought to be minor injuries.

The driver of the pickup was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

The vehicles were on Route 3 north in Burlington at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said in an emailed statement.

A trooper stopped a commercial truck with New Hampshire registration thought to be responsible for the injuries several minutes later in Chelmsford. The truck is owned by a moving company, Diggins & Rose Moving Systems of Hudson, New Hampshire, an agent of United Van Lines.

The operator of the moving truck was 55-year-old man from Litchfield, N.H.

The operator was cooperative and stated that he was unaware of the presence ice on the roof of the truck. The driver was issued warnings for having an unsecured load and impeded operation.

 

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