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Windshields shattered by chunks of flying ice so whos responsible?

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My husband was lucky that he didn't wreck after this ice chunk hit his windshield at 60 mph. By Afton Spriggs My husband was lucky that he didn't wreck after this ice chunk hit his windshield at 60 mph. By Afton Spriggs
My wife's vehicle - Over on 40 near Lindbergh on Wednesday. By Afton Spriggs My wife's vehicle - Over on 40 near Lindbergh on Wednesday. By Afton Spriggs
In the ice storm of 2006 we had lost power so I took our young daughter and went to stay with my parents who still had electricity. On our way home on HWY 270 near the HWY 30 exit a piece of ice flew off a truck in a lane over from us. By Afton Spriggs In the ice storm of 2006 we had lost power so I took our young daughter and went to stay with my parents who still had electricity. On our way home on HWY 270 near the HWY 30 exit a piece of ice flew off a truck in a lane over from us. By Afton Spriggs
In the ice storm of 2006 we had lost power so I took our young daughter and went to stay with my parents who still had electricity. On our way home on HWY 270 near the HWY 30 exit a piece of ice flew off a truck in a lane over from us. By Afton Spriggs In the ice storm of 2006 we had lost power so I took our young daughter and went to stay with my parents who still had electricity. On our way home on HWY 270 near the HWY 30 exit a piece of ice flew off a truck in a lane over from us. By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV) – News 4 viewers are sending in dramatic photos of windshields shattered by huge chunks of ice.
 
KMOV.com user Jennifer Dewitte sent us a photo of her husband Mike's truck. She says he was driving down the highway at 60 miles an hour when a chunk of ice from another vehicle hit the windshield and shattered it.
 
Another KMOV.com user, Venetia Jenkins, sent in a photo of the windshield of her husband’s vehicle. She says that an ice chunk hit and shattered his windshield while he was driving on I-55 in Illinois.
  
Ice flying from cars can actually be deadly. New Hampshire has something called "Jessica's Law," named after 20-year-old Jessica Smith who was killed in 1999 when a 9 foot slab of ice flew off a vehicle.
 
News 4 checked with the Missouri Highway Patrol and Illinois State Police overnight. They haven't been able to find a statute specific to ice and snow, but they say that you are responsible for maintaining your vehicle. That means anything that flies off your vehicle would be your responsibility.
 
Illinois State Police want to remind drivers to remove all ice and snow buildup on their vehicles before traveling.  According to Illinois law it is illegal to move a vehicle on the highway "which is in such unsafe condition as to endanger any person or property." 
 
Along with receiving a citation the driver of a vehicle may also be civilly liable for damage caused from objects falling off their vehicle and striking other vehicles.  

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