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Ice Sheet Shatters Car Windshield After Flying Off SUV In Front

A dashcam video shows the window fracturing on impact.

A car's windshield was shattered after being hit by a sheet of ice that flew off the SUV on the road in front of it.

A dashcam video shows the chunk soaring through the air. The incident occurred along Interstate 495 in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on Wednesday morning, reports Boston.com.

It slams into the windshield, which fractures on impact. Jeffrey Cote posted the terrifying clip to YouTube, and it's going viral.

This screen grab shows the sheet of ice just before it hits the windshield.
This screen grab shows the sheet of ice just before it hits the windshield.

In addition to destroying the Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon's front window, it also bent the wiper arm and smashed the side mirror, according to Cote.

"If I had braked harder, I could have avoided impact," he wrote in the video's description, "but it initially appeared the piece was going to fall in front of me."

He told CBS Boston that the SUV driver was probably "unaware" of what had happened, and issued a warning to other motorists to clear snow and ice from their cars before setting off on their journeys.

"Just a few seconds, just try to slam as much ice as possible off your roof. Because, it could have gone a lot worse, and it could save someone's life if you do a better job cleaning," he said.

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