A 6-year-old girl and her family were driving down the interstate in Andover, Massachusettes when a chunk of ice flew off another driver’s tractor-trailer and into the windshield for their car.
As WMTW reports, the 6-year-old, Avery Monge, was inside the vehicle when the ice shattered the windshield of her mother’s car causing ice and glass to injure her face.
She was treated at Lawrence General Hospital for her minor injuries.
Luckily, when WMTW talked with Avery’s mother, the 6-year-old was all smiles and laughter while eating a popsicle, despite the cuts left on her cheek and forehead from the incident.
The mother, Amanda Grenier, told WMTW:
“We were driving, there was an 18 wheeler in front of us. The snow was coming off and I tried to swerve. It went right through the passenger side. I was beeping like crazy, trying to get the guy’s attention.”
She said of the driver:
“The guy looked at my car. He saw I was going crazy beeping and he kept driving.”
Grenier then made a plea to others out there:
“It could have killed her. It could have killed me. It could have killed anybody. Clean off your snow if cars have to do it, 18-wheelers have to do it.”
Massachusettes State Police shared a photo of the mom’s windshield on Twitter:
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) February 14, 2019
Because the driver of the tractor-trailer didn’t stop, New Hampshire State Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident to contact “Troop C” at 603-358-3333.
Authorities say they do have the license plate number of the tractor-trailer.
The incident led authorities in both New Hampshire and Massachusettes to issues warnings to all drivers of how important it is to make sure cars covered with heavy snow and ice are cleared off completely before operating the vehicle.
The investigation remains ongoing.