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Ice flies from top of truck, destroys grill and radiator of vehicle

Posted at 7:33 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 19:33:04-05

CHESTERFIELD, Va. -- This Chester man wants nothing more than for drivers to take a few minutes to clear off the roof of their vehicles before heading out, and he has a good reason.

"It was in the air, it was coming down and I was the target," said Chris Wilmoth.

Many drivers have witnessed sheets of ice flying off of tractor trailers on the interstate, or off of cars heading down the highway.

It happened Sunday evening on Route One, as Chris headed south and another pick up truck headed north.

"I saw it happen, unfold, just blew off in the wind and unfortunately I was the recipient of the impact," Wilmoth said.

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"My grill is damaged, my hood is damaged, the radiator where the impact took the brunt of the force was shot, destroyed," he said while waiting on a tow truck.

Drivers said not cleaning off the top of vehicles is a real threat to other drivers.

"It is a concern to me, I've seen it, I've seen them fly off, ice and snow fly off, particularly on the highways," said Frannie Rawling.

"I was just really concerned about, other people not taking that extra time, just to get that cleared off the top of their car, that it could be a risk, a huge risk for somebody," said Stephanie Smith.

Wilmoth doesn't want anyone else to experience what he did.

"Obviously it's a very dangerous act, it can and obviously does occur. Take a couple of minutes to clean your vehicle; could have been much more severe".