Just a reminder to always clear your vehicle windows of ice before driving

“A woman who scraped some but not all the ice from Tuesday’s storm off her windshield crashed into a mailbox and flipped over on Thursday, Ramapo police said. She was slightly injured in the crash and had to be extracted from the car by the Monsey Fire Department.

Earlier today Ramapo PD responded to a car crash on Bluejay St in the Village of Chestnut Ridge. The investigation revealed that the 61 year old female operator failed to scrape the ice from her vehicles windshield. The operator’s view was obstructed due to the ice covered windshield. As a result, she crashed into a brick mailbox.”

Read more about the incident and see photos here.

No matter how late you’re running, it’s never a good idea to forgo clearing your windshield and other auto glass from ice. For one, you’re putting other motorists and pedestrians at risk by limiting your visibility. Of course, there’s also the chance that you’ll be in an accident not involving others as shown in this case. All it takes to avoid such a problem is a little extra time and patience. Warm your car up for 10 or so minutes before you need to leave and that ice will be easy to remove.

At IAS Auto Glass we offer a wide range of auto glass services. This includes repair and replacement for not just standard automobiles but also commercial and fleet vehicles. Call us at 952-797-4374 or visit our auto glass page for more information.

Catfish smashes through windshield of SUV

“It’s not unusual for eastern North Carolina drivers to hit a deer while driving, or a raccoon or even a crow or vulture munching on road kill; it’s not, however, common for a driver to hit a catfish while driving down the road.

Rhesa Walston of Washington hit the whiskered fish while driving home from her mom’s house on Wednesday night.

“That birds got a fish and I was like oh my gosh, it’s a catfish and about that time he drops it and it lands on my windshield and tiny glass just goes everywhere.””

Read the full story here.

What are the odds that a bird would drop a fish (or any object) and have it land right on your windshield? It’s hard to not be angry and feel like this was an intentional act. Unfortunately, situations like these might be classified as an “Act of God” and therefore could be difficult to win a claim.

If your windshield was damaged and needs to be replaced, call IAS Auto Glass at 952-797-4374. We offer mobile service to those in the twin cities area at no extra cost. Visit our auto glass page for more information.