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Sheet of ice crashes through Ottawa driver’s windshield on Highway 417

Ottawa Paramedics say a sheet of ice crashed through the windshield of this vehicle on the Queensway at Kent Street on Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/OttawaParamedic) Ottawa Paramedics say a sheet of ice crashed through the windshield of this vehicle on the Queensway at Kent Street on Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/OttawaParamedic)
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A driver on Highway 417 suffered serious head injuries when a sheet of ice flew off another vehicle and crashed through her windshield.

Emergency crews responded to the incident near the Kent Street exit on the eastbound highway around 1:40 p.m. Thursday.

Paramedics say a woman in her 40s was hurt when the sheet of ice struck her vehicle.

They are reminding drivers to clear all snow and ice off their vehicles.

On Friday, Ontario Provincial Police appealed for witnesses or the driver of a white truck that was travelling westbound on Hwy. 417 at the time of the incident to come forward.

"Were you travelling on Hwy 417 e/b or w/b near Kent/Bronson on Dec. 9 btw 1:30 and 1:40 p.m. and observed ice fly off a w/b white 5 tonne truck of if you were the driver of the truck, please call 1-888-310-1122," said the OPP on Twitter.

Earlier this week, Ottawa Police Traffic Unit officers reminded drivers to remove all ice, snow and frost from your vehicle.

"Make it a habit to completely clear all snow and ice from you vehicle before you go anywhere, for everyone's safety," said police.

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