Vehicle towed from highway after ice falls from tractor-trailer

A large piece of ice fell from the roof of a tractor-trailer and smashed the windshield of a passenger vehicle Saturday morning. Image released by Chatham-Kent OPP.

A 43-year-old Mississauga man has been charged after a large piece of ice fell from a tractor-trailer on Highway 401.

OPP say the tractor-trailer was travelling westbound near Highway 40 Saturday at around 11 a.m. when a large piece of ice flew off its roof striking a westbound passenger vehicle. The passenger vehicle sustained significant damage to the front windshield.

Image released by Chatham-Kent OPP.

No injuries were reported but the vehicle was rendered inoperable and was towed from the highway.

Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with Insecure Load, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario.

OPP warn all motorists that failure to remove ice and snow from a motor vehicle can result in a fine but more importantly could result in serious injury or death to other motorists.

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