Police were summoned to the scene of a crash on State Highway 208 this morning after debris from a tractor-trailer smashed the window of a motor vehicle.
Glen Rock Police report they received a dispatch call today at 10:43 a.m. for a vehicle crash near Lincoln Avenue and Route 208.
Arriving on the scene Sergeant Frank Riggio located a single passenger vehicle disabled in the fast lane just north of the Glen Rock border. Hawthorne police were notified and Riggio interviewed the uninjured female driver.
According to the driver, a large sheet of ice flew from the tractor-trailer traveling northbound in front of her car. The sheet of ice landed on her windshield, shattering the glass. Riggio and Officer Greg Carter closed the highway and moved the vehicle safely to the shoulder.
Police notified towns north of the location of the incident of the tractor-trailer. The victim wasn't able to identify the tractor-trailer, however.
Hawthorne Police are continuing the investigation.
Under a law that went into effect last October, New Jersey drivers face fines for failing to clean snow and ice off their cars.
In the past, drivers would only be fined if snow and ice fell off their vehicle and caused damage or injury. Now motorists will be expected to clean snow and ice off before hitting the road or face a fine of $25 to $75.
The fines for damage or injury range from $200 to $1,000, or $500 to $1,500 for commercial drivers.