Snow crashes onto woman’s windshield during morning commute

Posted at 3:01 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 16:41:39-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids woman had a close call Thursday morning while on her way home from work.

Antoinette Robinson says she was driving northbound on Coit Avenue, about to go under the I-96 overpass, when a huge pile of snow was pushed off the overpass by a snow plow. It landed right on her windshield, causing extensive damage.

Robinson says she’s now has to get her car fixed, but can’t afford the $500 deductible from her insurance company. She says she think the snow plow company should be held responsible.

car 3 We reached out to the Kent County Road Commission. They say it’s still too early to determine if the road plow involved belonged to them. However they did issue this statement:

“When claims such as this are made, we explain that road agencies like KCRC have governmental immunity in the normal course of storm response/snow removal. However, if the claimant would like to submit a claim to our insurance carrier, we will supply him/her with the necessary information.”