Skip Honsperger was headed to a Toledo hospital to visit his mother late last month when he saw a sheet of ice drop into the Veterans' Glass City Skyway's northbound left lane while he drove in the center lane.
Moments later, another chunk dropped from the I-280 bridge's stay cables right onto his MazdaSpeed 6's windshield, smashing it.
"It sounded like a big shotgun going off in the car," Mr. Honsperger recalled of the 2:30 p.m. incident on March 28.
The windshield didn't shatter or collapse into his car, but it was so cracked up that Mr. Honsperger had to peer through "an area the size of a pie plate" to drive home to Fremont.
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|Skip Honsperger had to drive to Fremont with a broken windshield after an ice chunk hit his car as he drove across the bridge.