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Everett, Washington – Multiple Vehicles Damaged After Getting Struck by Debris Thrown Off Overpass

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Posted on November 6, 2019

Everett, Washington (November 2, 2019) – Several cars sustained damage after getting struck by various debris that was reportedly thrown off by a person off the Interstate 5 overpass near Pacific Avenue on Saturday. Fortunately no one was injured in the incident. The Washington State Patrol reported that between eight and ten cars were damaged, with several vehicles such as work vans, trucks, and cars targeted and struck. The incident also caused one collision. A trooper was able to arrest the a suspect, who is currently being held in Snohomish County Jail.

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It is fortunate no one was injured in this particular incident. Windshields are important to the structure of the car itself, and any damage done to them should not be overlooked. Windshields provide structural integrity to the rest of the car, and also provides the backing for air bags as they deploy.   While these particular parts of the car are manufactured to withstand impact, they can still be damaged. Strong impact, such as in this case, is one common cause. Take note that a windshield which has cracked will be more susceptible to shattering entirely, so owners are advised to repair or replace broken windshields as soon as damage is done.

Any damage done to a windshield will compromise their safety features. For example, in case of an accident a broken windshield won’t be able to keep the roof from caving in. The shattered glass from a broken windshield can also inflict dangerous injuries. Lastly, in addition to seat belts windshields also help prevent occupants from being ejected from a car in case of a crash. With these reminders in mind, we ask people to never underestimate the dangers of a broken windshield.