DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Law Firm
Call now for a Free consultation

Why drivers should be aware of ice missiles

If you live in upstate New York, driving in the snow is a part of life during the winter months. Of course, being able to navigate snowy roads is important, and knowing how to avoid accidents on icy roads is also critical. Nevertheless, the following post on ice missiles is something that every winter driver should be aware of.

No, we are not talking about some weapon that “Mr. Freeze” would be conjuring up to terrorize citizens of Gotham City. Instead, we refer to the pieces of snow and ice that may remain on the tops of semi trucks and trailers. And when a truck goes down the freeway after not having a trailer cleaned off, pieces of snow and ice may fly off and into the windshields of cars following such vehicles. 

An ice missile may not penetrate a car’s windshield, but it may create a blinding blanket of ice that may severely restrict a driver’s ability to see. This may also lead to an accident.

While ice missiles may be potentially dangerous, accidents caused by them are usually preventable. Essentially, truck drivers should aspire to completely clear their vehicles of snow and ice before getting back on the road. Should a driver fail to do so, and an accident is caused by an ice missile, a truck driver could be held liable for the crash. After all, part of a driver using reasonable care includes keeping a vehicle in condition that would enable it to be operated in a safe manner. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Honors & Accreditations

Free Case Evaluation Form You will receive a prompt response to your evaluation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy



East Syracuse Office
6739 Myers Road
East Syracuse, NY 13057

East Syracuse Law Office Map

Oneida Office
312 Broad Street
Oneida, NY 13421

Oneida Law Office Map

Watertown Office
119 Sherman Street
Watertown, NY 13601

Watertown Law Office Map

New Hartford Office
23 Oxford Road
New Hartford, NY 13413

New Hartford Law Office Map

Oswego Office
92 W. 6th Street
Oswego, NY 13126

Oswego Law Office Map

Cortland Office
26 Court Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Cortland Law Office Map

Rochester Office
510 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604

Rochester Law Office Map

Phone: 315-479-9000
Fax: 315-479-9300
Back To Top