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Seattle, Washington – One Driver With Minor Injuries After Metal Thrown Off Bridge Hits Two Vehicles

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Posted on October 18, 2019

Seattle, Washington (October 16, 2019) – One driver sustained minor injuries after his vehicle got struck by metal plates that had been thrown off the Interstate 5 overpass on Wednesday morning. The plate was reported to have broke though the windshield of the victim and struck him in the arm. The driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment. Another vehicle had also been struck by the same object, but no one was injured in that incident.

According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the incident occurred in the Interstate 90 area of the Interstate 5. Both vehicles had been struck by the metal plates in the same area. Police are currently looking for the suspect who threw the metal plates off the overpass.

About Vehicle Accidents

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.

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