“Middle school students aboard a Utica Community Schools bus in Shelby Township experienced an after-school scare Tuesday, when a sheet of ice shattered half of the bus windshield.
It happened around 3 p.m. on 25 Mile Road near Van Dyke according to Shelby Township Police. The bus was carrying 31 students at the time.
The bus driver and one student sustained minor injuries, and were both treated and released from the hospital according to police.
The sheet of ice is believed to have come from the roof of a box truck.
Police told Action News it’s unclear if the truck driver knew the ice was on their roof or not.”
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According to local law, it is illegal to leave snow and ice covering your windows and windshield. Since it is believed that the ice came from the roof of this vehicle, criminal liability may be a toss up. Regardless, common decency and safety should have everyone wanting to remove any potential hazards like ice buildup no matter where it is located on the vehicle. It’s fortunate that this bus driver kept calm and no serious injuries occurred.
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