Vehicle towed from highway after ice falls from tractor-trailer
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.
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.