Flying Ice from Tractor-Trailer Crashes through Woman’s Windshield

Flying ice from a tractor trailer has injured a Missouri woman. Stacey Spies, 37, was headed eastbound on Interstate 70 in her Chevrolet Cavalier, when a large chunk of ice flew off a semi-truck trailer, crashing through her windshield, striking Ms. Spies in the head. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, this truck accident occurred around 4:40 p.m., approximately a quarter mile west of Highway 370. Large trucks from across the country travel I-70, and, in some cases, may be coming from areas with even more snow and ice. Ms. Spies was taken by Charles County ambulance to Barnes-St. Peters Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.

With the heavy amounts of snow and ice that recently hit the St. Louis area, it is important to keep your distance to avoid serious personal injuries from large trucks. While it is much more common for damage to occur to vehicles from falling or flying ice, personal injuries from flying objects coming from large trucks can occur. A spokesman for AAA Missouri, Mike Right, advises motorists that if they are going to pass a big-rig, not to “dilly-dally,” but to get around them quickly and safely. He also noted people who don’t clean the ice and snow from their vehicles could easily lose chunks of ice when driving at highway speeds. Anytime things are falling from a vehicle traveling at high speeds, injuries to motorists and damage to property are likely.

Because two similar accidents have occurred in the past week in Pennsylvania, a Lehigh Valley lawmaker is making her third attempt to strengthen Pennsylvania’s laws regarding removing snow and ice from vehicles. New Jersey already has a law in place which punishes drivers who fail to make “all reasonable efforts” to remove snow and ice. Current law in Pennsylvania prescribes fines for drivers only if the ice causes death or serious bodily injury. Boscola has been pushing this law since the 2005 death of Christine Lambert, who was killed when snow and ice dislodged from a tractor-trailer she was traveling behind, flying through her windshield. New Jersey requires commercial trucks to clear ice and snow from the cab, the top of a trailer or semi-trailer and the top of an intermodal freight container.

June 2nd, 2011 by Ryan E. Bradley

Ryan Bradley is a trial lawyer and owner of The Bradley Law Firm. He specializes in catastrophic personal injury ad wrongful death cases.

Our Results

Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.

$30M Sexual Assault
$14.25M Motorcyle Crash
$10.5M Fatal Wreck
$4M Product Liability
$4M Wrongful Death
$2M 18-Wheeler Wreck
$2M Wrongful Death Trucking Crash
$2M Wrongful Death Tractor Trailer
$1.7M Van Crash
$1M Truck Crash
$1M 18-Wheeler Wreck
$321K Auto Crash
$300K Motorcycle Wreck
$300K SUV Wreck
$225K Truck Crash

View All Results →


What Our Clients Are Saying

"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."


St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Results

Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.

St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer

Our Mission

It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.


We Maintain the Highest Possible Ratings from Professional Organizations


Contact the Bradley Law Firm

St. Louis

1424 Washington Ave
Suite #300
St. Louis, MO 63103


google map

Kansas City, Missouri

107 W. 9th Street
2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64105


google map
Our FirmPractice AreasContact UsSitemap

St. Louis Lawyer Disclaimer: The legal information offered herein by The Bradley Law Firm, is not formal legal advice, nor is it the formation of an attorney client relationship. In order for our firm to be considered your attorney there must be a signed agreement between the client and the firm. Any results set forth herein are based solely upon the circumstances of that particular case and offer no promise or guarantee upon the outcome of any other case. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation. This site is not intended to solicit clients outside the State of Missouri or Illinois. The Bradley Law Firm may co-counsel or associate with other law firms around the country at its discretion from initial intake through litigation when it deems appropriate.

Follow Us on Social Media

Image Image Image
314-293-5753, 314-470-1786, 314-668-9253

© 2018, The Bradley Law Firm.

Bradley Law Firm Bradley Law Firm 1424 Washington Ave., #300 St. Louis, MO 63103 314-400-0000 Prices Vary St Louis Personal Injury Lawyer - 5 stars - based on 46 reviews