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Auto Group Backs Guidelines for Partially Automated Vehicles

Auto Group Backs Guidelines for Partially Automated Vehicles

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WATCH | Widespread Damage as Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Battered by Hail Stones the Size of Tennis Balls

WATCH | Widespread Damage as Pietermaritzburg, Midlands Battered by Hail Stones the Size of Tennis Balls

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Erie Auto Glass Repair Shops See Spike in Business

After more than 60 car windows were shot out, local auto glass repair shops see a spike in business. Employees of both Safelite Auto Glass and Star Auto Glass say following the vandalism of 60 cars late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning left many Erie and Millcreek residents agitated when they were greeted by shattered glass.

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Watch: Snake Flung by Windshield Wipers from Moving Vehicle

A snake found itself on a car traveling through Kansas City June 25. The driver flung it from the moving vehicle with his windshield wipers as his friend laughed and recorded video of the incident.

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UNITED KINGDOM – Video Shows the Terrifying Moment a Ladder Flies Off the Back of a Truck and Smashes into the Windscreen of an Oncoming Car on a Las Vegas Highway

A ladder flew off the back of a truck on a Las Vegas highway on Wednesday, smashing into the windscreen of a car in dashcam footage posted to social media.

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Storm Drops Massive Hail on North Texas Homes, Cars

Thunderstorms in northern Texas dropped some giant hail Monday. Video from the storm shows the hail splashing down in a swimming pool at one home, piling up on the deck after falling off the roof. In another town, baseball-sized hail caused major damage to cars, smashing windows and leaving large dents.

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Jacksonville Police Identify Woman Killed in Beach Blvd. Hit-and-Run, Search for Car Involved

Action News Jax reporter Courtney Cole visited all the business in the immediate area of the hit-and-run that left a woman dead Sunday morning to see if the crash was captured by any surveillance cameras, but it appeared none did.
JSO said the car will have front bumper, hood and possible windshield damage from the crash early Sunday morning.

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Driver Walks Away with Minor Injuries After Wheel Smashes Windshield

A truck was hauling a large boat when a wheel came loose and rolled across the median. That wheel struck another vehicle, smashing the windshield.

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Toronto Brothers Out About $4,000 After Windshield Cover Smashes Windows

Two brothers thought they had found the perfect thing to help them deal with Toronto’s freezing winter weather – a nylon cover meant to protect a car windshield from snow and ice — but the device ended up causing a bigger headache than clearing off the vehicle.

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Tire Breaks Free from Pickup, Shatters Woman’s Windshield in Lexington

A 22-year-old woman’s windshield was shattered by a tire that broke free from a pickup truck on Interstate 95 in Lexington Wednesday.

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Watch: Woman Tries To Brush Snow Off Her Windscreen While Driving Blind

Watch: Woman Tries To Brush Snow Off Her Windscreen While Driving Blind

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Incoming! Video Shows Trashcan Soaring Across 3 Lanes and Hitting Woman’s Windshield

Incoming! Video Shows Trashcan Soaring Across 3 Lanes and Hitting Woman’s Windshield

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Power County Commissioner Faces Election Challenge

Lynn Scherer, a Democrat running for the Power County Commission, says he’s concerned by an apparent trend of both jobs and people leaving the county.

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No Surprise: 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Convertible Coming in March

The 2019 BMW M850i xDrive Coupe is on sale now, and the convertible will arrive next March, just in time for spring. It’s nearly identical to its hardtop counterpart, so we’ll just hit the highlights. Check out our breakdown of the coupe’s new features here, almost all of which transfer over to the convertible.
In case of a rollover, two pyrotechnically charged aluminum hoops pop out to protect occupants along with the rigid A-pillar windshield surround.

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Deer Jumps into Windshield, Causes Accident Along State Route 43 in Jefferson County

An early morning crash in Jefferson County sent two people to the hospital.

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37-Pound Rock Smashes Through Camas Man’s Car

A Camas man is feeling lucky to be alive after a 37-pound rock fell from a cliff and smashed through his windshield.

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Police Shoot Through Windshield in Chase

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police released this bodycam footage of an officer chasing two men suspected in a shooting hours before.

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Consumer Reports Warns of Exploding Sunroofs

A Houston woman claims her car’s sunroof exploded while she was driving, a problem Consumer Reports said is happening more frequently.

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Cyclist Shatters Woman’s Windshield in Berkeley Road Rage Incident

A woman is shaken up after a cyclist in Berkeley followed her for several street blocks then shattered her windshield with his fists.

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Exclusive: Woman ‘Completely Terrified’ When Bag of Cement Mix Slams into Her Car

It’s a driver’s worst nightmare. Adrianna Hill’s crushed roof of her car and shattered windshield only begin to tell the frightening ordeal she endured while behind the wheel in a freak accident that could have killed her.

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Multiple Neighbors in SW Albuquerque Wake Up to Shattered Windshields

It wasn’t a basketball, a rock or even an attempted break-in that caused noticeable damage to Alyssa Gonzales’s son’s car. “He just got this car a couple months ago from his grandpa, and he’s been working really hard and getting it fixes up and looking good,” she said. “He put his time and effort into it just for other kids to come and destroy it. So it’s frustrating for him.”

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Wood Smashes Through Windshield on Route 128

A car’s windshield was smashed by a giant piece of wood on Route 128 and the driver, amazingly, walked away with barely a scratch. WBZ-TV’s Mike LaCrosse reports.

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Flying Ice Shatters Windshields, Causing Hazards on Twin Cities Roads

A Dakota County Park Ranger had a close call this week after a chunk of ice flew off a semi-truck and shattered the windshield of her patrol car, leaving the car damaged and the woman shaken up but unhurt.

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Who Pays If a Golf Ball or Baseball Breaks Your Car Window?

Let’s say you’re at your grandchild’s baseball game and a foul ball hits your windshield. Or maybe you’re at the golf course and someone’s awful drive cracks your window. Who pays? Andy Crouppen with Brown and Crouppen is here to help.

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Video, Photos Show SUV Believed to be in Hit-Run That Killed Grand Canyon University Student

Officials have identified a vehicle related to a fatal hit and run that killed a Grand Canyon University student.
Phoenix police are looking for a 2007-10 white Ford Expedition with damage to the passenger side of the windshield and a missing passenger side mirror.

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See the Latest Products Debut at Auto Glass Week™ ‘17

If you missed Auto Glass Week™, or if you didn’t make it to all the booths, AGRR magazine was there and in our final show newscast we share the latest products and news from several exhibitors.

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Denver Hail Repair Shop Shuts Doors, Leaving Paid Customers High and Dry

DENVER — Angry customers descended on a hail damage repair shop Wednesday demanding answers as to why their cars and trucks haven’t been fixed.
Elevation Performance, at 2555 West Evans Avenue, went out of business Tuesday. The owner, Alisha Smith, sent notices to her customers instructing them to retrieve their vehicles.

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Tulsa Hotel Guests Wake Up to Tornado that Damaged Vehicles

TULSA, Okla. — Guests at the La Quinta Inn off I-44 in Tulsa got a not-so-friendly wake-up call Sunday morning.

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Highway Bullets: Can Auto Glass Shatter for No Apparent Reason?

Theresa Childs thinks her car is dangerous.
J.P. Ortiz thinks his is as well.

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St. Charles Co. Drivers Dodging Large Object Thrown at Moving Cars

ST. CHARLES COUNTY – Drivers are asked to be warned of danger on the highway in St. Charles County. Drivers are dodging large objects being thrown at moving cars. The Missouri Highway Patrol is trying to catch the person or people responsible before more cars are damaged and before anyone gets hurt.

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Sunroofs Shattering without Warning is not as Rare as You Might Think

Tampa resident Michele Laney says she was driving down Bruce B. Downs Blvd. when it happened. This driver thought someone fired a shotgun blast near her car until she looked up. Laney said there was a big gaping hole where the sunroof use to be and glass scattered everywhere.

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Car Windshields Shattered in East Brainerd, Catoosa Co. by Objects Thrown from Passing Vehicle

Vandals left windshields shattered and drivers shaken Wednesday morning. Officers from three agencies are investigating eight cases involving someone throwing things at moving cars.

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Verify: Can Hot Weather Crack Windshields?

You might have heard that extreme heat or cold can make your windshield crack.

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Cracked Windshield Forces Haiti-Bound Delta Jet to Land in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Delta Airlines jet on its way to Haiti was forced to make an emergency landing at Daytona Beach International Airport late Monday afternoon after the plane’s windshield cracked, according to Volusia County Fire Rescue.

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Flying Piece of Metal Breaks Windshield on I-90

SPOKANE, Wash. — A piece of metal came off a semi-truck and hit the windshield of a family going on vacation.

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40 Car Windows Shot Out in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — About 40 car windows were shattered along two streets on Cleveland’s west side.

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Caught on Camera: Road Rage Leads to Smashed Car Windows, Criminal Charges in Arizona

Here’s a case of road rage turning into a road rumble. Cellphone video shows a driver breaking out a window of an SUV and then punching out the driver.

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Woman Injured after Large Metal Hook Crashes through Windshield

HOUSTON – Two women say they feel lucky to be alive after something smashed through their windshield Friday morning.

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Fight on KCATA Bus Sends Man with Knife through Windshield

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A fight on a KCATA bus Saturday night ended with one person being stabbed and both men going through the bus windshield.

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Turning Car Windows into Video Displays

Liquid crystal glass windows could turn cars into mobile billboards that display targeted and localized information, according to an Israeli start-up.

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Cracked Windshield Forces Charlotte Flight to Make Emergency Landing

NORFOLK, Va. – A flight from Charlotte was forced to make an emergency landing in Virginia because of a cracked windshield.

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Schodack Police Investigating Arrow in Vehicle’s Windshield

SCHODACK — Police are investigating after an arrow went through the windshield of a Jeep on Route 9J.

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Man Arrested for Smashing Car Window in Heated Road Rage Incident

TAMPA, Fla.— Florida Highway Patrol officers have arrested a man for smashing a car window to bits during a heated road rage incident on I-4 that was caught on video.

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Buffett: Self-Driving Cars Would Certainly Hurt Our Business

Self-driving cars and trucks may be years off, but when they come they will hurt Berkshire Hathaway, according to CEO Warren Buffett.

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Close Call on Highway 82 West

The driver of a Hyundai sedan escaped serious injury Thursday afternoon when a log went through the windshield of her vehicle.

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NC Woman Records Terrifying Close Encounter with Snake on Car

A North Carolina woman recorded video of a black snake clinging to the side mirror of the car she was riding in, WSOC reports.

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Dozens of Car Windows Shattered by Vandals

Dozens of car owners in Thornton are dealing with repair bills after an outbreak of vandalism in which windows were shattered.

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Terrifying Moment a Pony Crashes into a Couple’s Windscreen

Terrifying Moment a Pony Crashes into a Couple’s Windscreen

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Ice Smashes into Windshield on Route 128

Ice Smashes into Windshield on Route 128

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Motorist Escapes Serious Injury with Tree Branch

Motorist Escapes Serious Injury with Tree Branch

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Albuquerque’s Auto Theft Problem Causing Higher Insurance Rates

Albuquerque’s Auto Theft Problem Causing Higher Insurance Rates

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Cyclist Smashes into Car’s Windscreen and Flips over the Car

Cyclist Smashes into Car’s Windscreen and Flips over the Car

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Angry Passenger Shoots at Mom’s Car Window

A woman says one of her car windows was shot out by an angry passenger on Highway 22 on Friday.

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Police See More Vehicle Break-Ins For One Neighborhood

Katherine Holmgrem had never had any issues in the Riverside neighborhood until about a week and a half ago when she found her vehicle window broken.

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Driver Cheats Death When Gas Hose Adapter Smashes Windshield

A motorist in New Mexico got the shock of his life when a huge gas hose adapter fell off a truck and smashed into his windshield on the Interstate.

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Toddler Injured When Object Shatters Windshield

A McKeesport toddler is recovering after someone threw an object at the car he was riding in, shattering the windshield and causing glass to become embedded in his head.

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Driver Survives After Log Smashes Through Windshield on Highway

One man was hurt after a log smashed through the windshield of the car he was driving on a South Carolina highway.

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Laminated Glass May Have Made Breaking Glass Difficult for SPD Officer

After seeing the incredible rescue efforts of Spokane Police Officer Tim Schwering as he saved a woman from a burning car on Friday, many people wondered Monday why it was so difficult for him to break the glass.

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Driver OK After Concrete Falls On Windshield While Driving

Steven Rausch’s grandmother said he was driving last Sunday when a chuck on concrete crashed into his windshield.

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2018 Mustang Gets 10 Gears, More Power

Ford just revealed updates for one of America’s most famous cars.

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Wrench Flies off Truck, Smashes Through Windshield

It was shocking and sudden: A wrench came flying at a car on Interstate 79 and smashed into the windshield.

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Hero Bus Driver Killed by Debris Ripping Through Windshield

A bus driver in China has been hailed as a hero for saving the lives of 24 passengers after being fatally injured by a piece of iron debris that smashed through the windshield.

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Tree Crashes Through Driver’s Windshield – While Driving

It was a crash he just couldn’t see coming.

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Residents Cleaning up After Car Glass Shattered

People in Pueblo County are dealing with the aftermath of finding car glass shattered and things missing from their cars.

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Combat Vet Warns of ‘Exploding’ Sunroofs

It’s not something any driver expects, but it has happened to hundreds of people. Drivers are reporting that for no apparent reason, their sunroofs are suddenly shattering — causing glass to rain down on them.

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Cold Calgary Weather may Cause Rear Windows to Break

All the snow on Calgary roads this winter means more sand and salt, which can lead to more cracked windshields. But the many temperature changes your car is exposed to may cause other window damage.

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Dozens of Vandalized Vehicles Reported in Lafayette

Lafayette police received nearly two dozen reports of vandalism Monday morning. Investigators said several vehicle and building windows have been broken.

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VIDEO: Falcon Hitches Ride on Windshield

VIDEO: Falcon Hitches Ride on Windshield

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Seniors Say Teens Vandalizing Cars With Rocks

Some senior citizens at a local apartment complex say they’re being terrorized by teenagers. The residents say the teens are smashing out their car windows.

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Video: Vandal Smashes Car Windows in Brooklyn

The NYPD wants your help identifying a man caught on video smashing windows and mirrors of a parked SUV in Brooklyn.

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Reveler Belly-Flops Onto Police Car, Smashes Windshield

A New Year’s Eve reveler was arrested after belly-flopping onto a Menasha Police Department squad car shortly after midnight Sunday, smashing the vehicle’s windshield, police said.

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Tesla’s Autopilot Predicts, Prevents Serious Accident

Over the past few months, Tesla’s Autopilot feature has been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism. And with good reason, the company’s futuristic self-driving car technology has been involved in a number of accidents over the past year.

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Police Smash Car Window after Woman Refuses to Hand Over License

A Henry County woman is facing charges of obstruction of a police officer and driving without brake lights after a dramatic traffic stop.

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New Brunswick Driver Shares Video of Snow Smashing His Windshield

On a chilly winter day, it can feel painstakingly slow taking the time to scrape all the ice and snow off your car before heading to work.

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Tesla Model X Massive Windshield Means Magnificent Views Await

The Tesla Model X has a massive windshield. That windshield, which has often been criticized for distorting vision and for allowing too much sunshine (heat) in, has some significant upsides when you tour a national park such as Yosemite.

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Tenacious Lizard Hangs onto Windshield of Speeding Car

This lizard is not letting go. The creature hung on to this windshield as the car belonging to it sped down a highway at more than 80 miles per hour.

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Chinese Billionaire Revives Closed Ohio GM Plant, Creates 3,000 Jobs

The factory floor is bustling again at a manufacturing plant in Moraine, Ohio.

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Loose Sewer Cover Flies into Uber Driver’s Windshield

What began as a typical night of driving folks around has erupted into a financial nightmare for one Lubbock Uber driver.

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Tesla Releases Self-Driving Demonstration Video

Late Friday night, Tesla released a second video demonstration of its new self-driving platform and this time, it included real-time feeds of what ‘Tesla Vision’, the automaker’s end-to-end image processing system, can see from the cameras.

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Witnesses Break Alleged Thief’s Car Windows in River Oaks

People fed up with crime made a dramatic stand on the streets of River Oaks this week.

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Police Receive Calls About Car Windows Shot Out in Glendale

Neighbors are working with Glendale police to solve the case.

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Man Breaks Car Windows, Steals Items

Footage has emerged of a man using a slingshot to break car windows and steal from vehicles.

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Woman Accused of Driving With Body Stuck in Windshield May Accept Plea Deal

The woman accused in a fatal hit and run may accept a plea deal later Monday morning.

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2 Reports Of Teens Throwing Rocks, Bottle Off Greensboro Bridge

Triad authorities are investigating multiple reports of teenagers throwing objects into traffic off a bridge.

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Gunmen Shoot at Madera Police, Injuring Civilian on Ride-Along

Madera police are looking for the people who fired more than a dozen rounds at an officer as he tried to pull over their vehicle early Sunday morning.

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Trooper Rescues American Bald Eagle That Crashes Into Jeep Windshield on FL Turnpike

An eagle that flew into the windshield of a Jeep Cherokee on the Florida Turnpike near St. Cloud in Osceola County Tuesday is expected to recover, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

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WATCH: Snake Slithers Onto Man’s Windshield While He’s Driving

As a native Floridian, Tim Mokwa grew up catching snakes. For him, they were just part of the landscape.

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Suspect Wanted for Shooting Out Car Windows in Florissant

Cracked windows and shattered glass left people in this Florissant neighborhood with a big mess to clean earlier this week.

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Nearly a Dozen Vehicles Vandalized in NW Miami-Dade Apartment Parking Lot

Nearly a dozen vehicles parked at an apartment complex’s parking lot in Northwest Miami-Dade were vandalized and burglarized, overnight.

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Vandal Uses Pumpkins to Smash Out Car Windows

Michigan State Police are searching for the person behind troubling vandalism that’s caused thousands of dollars in damage to vehicles in Holly.

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Man: Police Slammed My Head into Windshield, Cracking Glass

A man suing an Ohio police department alleges an officer violating his rights by slamming his head into a cruiser’s windshield with enough force to crack the glass.

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Mercedes Electric SUV Concept Teased Before Paris Show

Mercedes is expected to showcase an electric SUV concept at the Paris auto show in just a few days. Until then, this video provides some good clues about its design.

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Exclusive Video: Cop Cracks Windshield With Suspect’s Head

Lorain, Ohio, police are defending themselves against brutality claims raised by a man whose head was slammed into a cruiser with enough force to shatter the windshield.

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This Self-Driving Mining Truck’s Front Is its Back and its Back Is its Front

Semi-autonomous vehicles are becoming more common at large-scale mining operations. The huge dump trucks that ferry material around giant dig sites have featured unmanned driving capabilities for a few years, though they’ve always had provisions for human drivers to take over.

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Teens Take Out 200 Windows in BB Gun Shooting Spree, Police Say

Aleida Marcano of Allentown, Pa., noticed the debris on Allen Street during her drive to and from work early last week, car after car with shards of glass at their tires from windows shattered by gunshots.

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Woman’s Attempt to Smash Car Window With Hammer Ends in Hilarity

When you’re locked out of your car, your mind becomes immediately fixated on one thing: getting back in.

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Watch: Tesla ‘Violently” Crashes Into a Gym

Just when you thought things could not get any worse for the electric vehicle maker, Tesla is, once again, involved in a car crash. This time, a Tesla Model S has crashed into a gym, reportedly after it “violently” accelerated on its own, putting both the lives of the driver and anyone else in the vicinity in danger.

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Search Is On For Suspects Who Shot Out Car Windows

Multiple drivers in eastern Boulder County, Colo., had car windows shot out Thursday, including a mother who was driving with her toddler in the back seat.

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Hackers Control Tesla Model S From 12 Miles: Firm Issues Fix After Discovering Dangerous Flaw

Tesla has fixed a security bug that allowed hackers to remotely take control over a Tesla Model S.
In a demonstration, Tencent researchers remotely engaged the brake on a moving Tesla S, turned on its windshield wipers and opened the trunk.

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How Did it Survive That? Incredible Moment Huge Elk Slams Into Driver’s Windscreen

A driver was left stunned and shaken after colliding with a huge elk – which then got up and ran away, seemingly unscathed.

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The Dune Buggy that Can Fly Sky Runner!

Sky Runner is a dune buggy and a power parachute in one. After almost three years in development, it is on track to hit the market later this year.

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Camel Shatters Windshield of Teen’s Car in a Scary Nighttime Accident

A teen driver was injured when he drove into a camel on a dark Alabama road. Allen ‘A.J.’ James’s girlfriend tells us he was on his way to her.

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Ford Workers to Get 1st Crack at Robot Cars

Ford Motor Co.’s announcement Monday that it will begin shuttling employees around its Dearborn campus in self-driving cars in 2018 is the latest step on its path to a fully autonomous future.

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Roadway Debris Smashes into Man’s Windshield

Jefferson County EMA director Jim Coker was driving his sister on I-65 near Montgomery when a trailer hitch in the middle of the roadway caused serious problems.

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Ford CEO: We’re Prepared for Auto Industry Plateau

Mark Fields, Ford Motor Co.’s chief executive officer, comments on the state of the U.S. auto industry during an interview with Bloomberg’s Matt Miller on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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Thunderstorms Cause Fire, Send Tree Through Windshield in Southern Maine

A fast-moving line of storms wreaked havoc across several communities in southern Maine Sunday.

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Police Vehicles Vandalized by Suspects Shooting BB or Pellet Guns Near TWU Campus

A North Texas college campus is on high alert after a scary situation Wednesday morning in which someone started shooting BB rounds at a police cruiser.

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YouTuber Destroys Ferrari Windshield in Stunt Gone Wrong

A U.S. YouTuber has smashed his Ferrari’s windshield as part of a stunt before realizing his replacement glass was also broken.

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Tesla Glass: The Electric Automaker’s Latest Top-Secret Program

While on one hand Tesla can appear to be a fairly open company, especially considering they open-sourced their patents and Elon Musk is quite a talkative CEO; on the other hand, Tesla is also keeping a lot of cards close to its chest and secrecy is an important part of several of the automaker’s programs.

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Rock Likely Thrown from Overpass Smashes Windshield, Narrowly Misses Girl

A 13-year-old girl ended up covered in broken glass after a rock or a brick was likely thrown from a freeway overpass.

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Construction Debris Damaging Vehicles, Drivers Stuck Paying the Bill

Roadwork throughout Nashville has drivers frustrated because construction debris is damaging people’s cars.

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Tree Falls on Couple’s Truck in Sumter County

Damage reports are coming in as Hurricane Hermine makes landfall.

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State Farm Says over 500 Hail-Related Claims Have Been Filed Since the Weekend’s Storm

Many drivers are reaching out to their insurance companies to assess vehicle damage from this weekend’s hail storm in North Dakota.

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FCA Moves to Lock Down Security Codes

Fiat Chrysler is threatening serious repercussions to anyone who uses its internal DealerCONNECT software and provides outsiders with “key codes, radio codes and other anti-theft or security measures.”

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Police: Man Uses Hammer to Smash 19 Windows in Parking Structure

More than a dozen vehicles were damaged in a Holland, Mich., parking structure after someone smashed them with a hammer.

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Construction Starts on Safelite AutoGlass Store

Construction starts on a new store where we can get our broken car windows fixed.

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More Than 20 Cars Vandalized Near NE Miami-Dade Synagogues

Some car owners said they may have been targeted because of their religious beliefs after they found as many as 23 vehicles vandalized near three synagogues in Northeast Miami-Dade.

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This Car Drives Sideways, But Why?

Canadian truck driver William Liddiard invented a set of omnidirectional wheels, which he attached to his Toyota Echo. While some people say these may be useful for parallel parking, Peter Valdes-Dapena isn’t convinced.

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9 Investigates Number of Citations for Debris Falling Off Vehicles

A college student said her car was severely damaged when a pipe flew off a truck in front of her, and slammed into her windshield.

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Watch Rescuers Pull Woman from Louisiana Flooding

Rescuers pull a woman from her submerged car and dive to rescue her dog from rising flood waters near Baton Rouge, La.

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Vandals Smash Windows of Dozens of Cars in Verona

Neighbors in Verona, Pa., woke up Monday morning to discover that someone had vandalized their cars. Dozens of cars on three streets had windows smashed.

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New AAA Report: Cheap Gas Leading to Increased Auto Insurance Rates

AAA released a Consumer Pulse Report this week and it’s getting some people on edge this morning. Drivers may soon start to see an increase in their rates.

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Crate Crashes Through Windshield on I-35, Man Seriously Injured

It’s another scary reminder to secure loads on your vehicle. A 20-year-old St. Paul man received serious injuries when the car he was in hit a wooden crate on I-35 in Forest Lake. The driver was not injured.

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The Jeep Hackers Are Back to Prove that Hacking Can Get Much Worse

Almost exactly a year ago, Chrysler announced a recall for 1.4 million vehicles after a pair of hackers demonstrated to WIRED that they could remotely hijack a Jeep’s digital systems over the Internet. For Chrysler, the fix was embarrassing and costly. But now those two researchers have returned with work that asks Chrysler and the automotive industry to imagine an alternate reality, one where instead of reporting their research to the automaker so it could be fixed, they had kept working on it in secret—the way malicious hackers would have. In doing so, they’ve developed a new hack that offers a sobering lesson: It could have been—and still could be—much worse.

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I-Team: Several Drivers Left with Shattered Windshields and Damaged Cars

The Fox 8 I-Team has found multiple drivers jolted by loud bangs and damage to their cars after passing under the railroad bridge at West 65th and Clark in Cleveland.

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Fence Pole Smashes Through Windshield, Barely Avoids Driver

The pole was inches away from the driver side headrest.

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Neighbors Feel Violated After Vehicles Smashed with Rocks

Several neighbors are upset and feel violated after thieves ransacked some cars on their street.

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More Drivers Report Shattered Sunroofs

It was a typical drive home for a northwest Indiana woman and her children, until her sunroof spontaneously shattered.

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Large Tree Smashes SUV, Driver Survives

A Niwot woman’s normally peaceful drive home was anything but on Tuesday evening.

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Mercedes-Benz Launches World’s First Self-Driving Public Bus

Mercedes-Benz has big intentions for leading the drive toward the future of automotive. Last week the German company announced plans to use 3-D printing for all spare parts. The firm also not only unveiled what it believes will be the next wave of public transportation, but launched its new public bus on a 12-mile demo through the streets of Amsterdam.

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Pole Narrowly Misses Toddler After It Pierced Through Car Windshield, Headrest

When a driver crashed into a metal fence in Coral Springs, a pole went through the windshield, through the headrest on the passenger side and struck a child seat, narrowly missing the toddler strapped in it.

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Prison For Driver Who Hit Bicyclist So Hard He Stuck In Windshield

A Dallas man who in 2015 hit a bicycle rider so hard he stuck in the car windshield has pleaded guilty to charges.

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Unsecured Truckloads of Rock Create Hazard Near Golden, Colo.

We’ve all heard the sound: That infuriating snap of rock, gravel and debris thrown at a vehicle by big-rig drivers.

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Metal Rod Crashes Through Car Windshield, Impales Armrest

MILLBURY (CBS) – A Millbury woman is thankful to be alive after a metal rod careened into her car.

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Kid on Skateboard Smashes Windshield of a Super-Expensive Sports Car

A video showing the windshield of a super-expensive car getting smashed by a kid’s skateboard has divided the internet. Many sympathize with the driver while others say he deserved it.

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20 or More Cars Vandalized in Verona, Car Windows Shattered

Some Verona residents woke up Monday morning to find out their car windows had been shattered by vandals.

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Truck Tire Comes Loose, Flies Into Car Windshield on I-280 in New Jersey

A truck lost a wheel that careened into a car headed in the opposite direction, in a bizarre accident on Interstate 280 in New Jersey Tuesday.

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Jaguar Land Rover Aims for Self-Driving Cars on Any Terrain

As quickly as self-driving car technology is improving, it’s still near-useless off-road. What good is an autonomous SUV if it can’t drive to your camping site? Jaguar Land Rover hopes to fix that. It’s showing off research into all-terrain self-driving tech that would adapt to different surfaces.

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Horrifying Moment a Skoda is Impaled by Dozens of Bamboo Poles

Shocking footage shows the moment a car is impaled by dozens of bamboo poles that were on top of a truck in China.

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Exclusive: Woman Speaks Out After Close Call with Object off Bellerose Overpass

A mysterious object crashed into a woman’s windshield in Nassau County, Long Island.

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Multiple Cars Shot in Chesterfield County Neighborhood

Three cars were shot up early Tuesday morning at 6300 Pewter Avenue, which is part of the Rollingwood Apartment Home Community in Chesterfield County.

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Couple Gets Runaround from Automotive Glass Company, Ask Call Christina for Help

When the back window of her husband’s work truck shattered, Pam Price of Pembroke Park, Fla., Googled for repair companies online and booked the company with the best quote.

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Why the U.S. Still Struggles with Car Crash Fatalities

On a Saturday afternoon in December 2013, The Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker got into the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT after attending a charity toy drive. The car later crashed into a light pole and went up in flames, killing both Walker and the driver. Though Walker’s death is more high-profile than most, roughly 32,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States that same year.

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Large Hail Smashes Windows of Homes, Cars

Residents of an apartment complex in Castle Rock, Colo., say hail the size of golf balls have damaged their homes and vehicles.

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60 Cars Burglarized in the Congress Avenue Corridor

Residents at the Presidential Golf View Condominiums are still cleaning up after a string of car break-ins that were reported Thursday in West Palm Beach. Fla.
The suspects forced their way into the cars by smashing a window, police said.

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Bird Strike Forces Emergency Landing in Texas

A bird crashed into a plane’s windshield near Houston, which forced the pilot to make an emergency landing.

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Extreme Heat Causes Driver Warning Systems to Shut Down on Honda Accord

The Valley’s summer heat can cause all kinds of problems, and certain car safety features are the latest casualty.

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Tesla Goes One for Three in DIY Pedestrian-Avoidance Test

One Tesla Model S owner ran three of his tests with the electric sedan’s autonomous-driving system to see if they will actually brake as needed to avoid an actual, living person. In this case, the owner, known on YouTube as KmanAuto, used his “friend” Mike as the test pedestrian. As shown in the five-minute video above, the car only managed one out of three in terms of a success rate. Thankfully, Mike proved to be quick on his feet.

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Tesla Settles Model X Case Over Alleged Design Flaws

A man who owned three Teslas sued the car maker last month, citing a variety of problems affecting the doors and software in his Model X, and demanding the company issue a refund under California’s “Lemon Laws.”

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Driverless Cars Create a Safety ‘Dilemma’: Passengers vs. Pedestrians

You’re riding in a driverless car with a loved one. It’s cruising down a one-way, single-lane road with a barricade to the left and a wall to the right.
Just a few feet ahead, three pedestrians are hurrying across a crosswalk even though it’s flashing a red signal. The driverless vehicle’s wheels are faster than the pedestrians’ feet, and a collision is inevitable. What should happen next?

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Suspects Nearly Blind Truck Driver After Throwing Object at Windshield

The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects behind a May incident that almost blinded a truck driver.

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Multiple Cars Vandalized in Rehoboth, Police Say

A sense of safety was shattered for four people as they were driving in Rehoboth.
Police said four windshields were shattered around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on or near Route 118.

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Possum May Have Sparked Transformer Explosion at Fuyao Glass Plant

An early Wednesday fire at a Fuyao glass plant in Mt. Zion may have been caused by a possum.

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Construction Sign Penetrates Windshield in Crash

An 18-year-old was hospitalized for a head injury after this crash in a construction zone.

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Insurers Will Turn Your Car into a Marketing Machine

You’re driving along when one of your car’s computer sensors indicates your left front tire is going flat. Then you get a message on your Bluetooth telling you about a tire dealer who’s offering a discount.

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Vandals Damage Nearly 200 Vehicles Across Three Communities

Close to 200 car owners in three local communities awoke to find their vehicle windows smashed. Many of the victims live in South St. Louis. St. Louis Police Captain Michael Deeba said, “We’re outraged we have a just of character no one specific running around our city breaking the property of our residents.”

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Hail Larger Than Golf Balls Pounds Middleburg, Va., Leaves Extensive Damage

“Well Middleburg is a mess,” says business owner Peggy Stewart.
In fact it’s hard to find a car not damaged here.

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81-Year-Old Woman Dies of Her Injuries After Tow Hitch Comes Through Windshield

An 81-year-old woman died of her injuries on Wednesday after she was struck by a flying tow hitch while traveling in the westbound lanes of South Loop 289 in Lubbock, Texas.

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Uptown Dallas Woman’s Car Speared by Parking Sign

An Uptown Dallas woman woke up Sunday morning to find someone speared her car with a parking sign, sending it right through the windshield.

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Hit-And-Run Driver Kills Blind Man In Arlington

Police are asking the public for help finding the person responsible for a hit and run that killed a blind man trying to cross the street in Arlington, Texas.
Witnesses described the car that hit Lewis as a small, light-colored sedan with a broken front windshield.

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Beaver and Boardman Township Drivers Reporting Damage from Flying Objects

Vehicles driving through Boardman and Beaver Townships in Ohio are being struck by flying objects.

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Bolt Shatters Driver’s Windshield on the Freeway

Driving along US-131 just north of the ‘S-curve’ a driver says a six-inch bolt came out of nowhere, and shattered the windshield.

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Auto Insurance Rates Rising at Fastest Rate in Almost 13 Years

Americans are driving more, thanks to rising employment and cheaper gasoline. But that also means they’re getting into more accidents—and that’s leading to higher insurance rates.

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Texas Gator Climbs Out of Car Trunk, Cracks Windshield

An alligator in Texas tried to make a daring escape after it was captured Sunday by climbing out of the trunk of a car, CBS affiliate KHOU reported.

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Driver Thankful To Be Alive After Chock Block Hits Windshield on Route 24

Jerome Dunbar is thankful he’s alive after coming head-on with a chock block that came flying straight into his windshield.

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Authorities Warn About Possible Windshield Repair Scam Near Palencia

Authorities Warn About Possible Windshield Repair Scam Near Palencia

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Drive in Mississippi? Brace for Auto Insurance Hikes

Auto insurance rates could be going up, according to Mississippi’s insurance commissioner.

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Trucker Hospitalized After Object Thrown through Windshield

A Mississippi truck driver passing through Mobile is hospitalized after an object was thrown through his windshield. It happened early Saturday morning on Highway 98 near Lakeview Drive.

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Tesla Model S Driver Caught On Video Sleeping While Car Drives Itself

It’s common for drivers to fall asleep at the wheel. Usually, this results in a wreck, but that’s not what happened when a Tesla Model S driver apparently fell asleep while in traffic.

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Post Recovering From Hail Damage

Residents in Post, Texas, began cleanup on Monday, in the wake of Sunday’s damaging storms. Severe hail the size of baseballs fell from the sky Sunday night, creating a lot of headaches across the town today.
Steve Jones owns Auto Armor Glass and says his phone was ringing off the hook today.

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Fruit Vandals Do Major Damage to Northwest Side Homes

About a half a dozen homeowners in Northwest Bexar County recently woke up to a surprise. Someone had vandalized their homes and cars, but they used fruit.

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How Is a Chevy Cruze Built at GM Lordstown?

A steel coil being lifted from the floor marks the start of a Chevrolet Cruze in the west plant of the complex, known as the stamping or body shop. The coil is lifted by a crane and placed on a press, into which the sheets of steel are fed.
Robot arms secure the windshield and gently drop it into place.

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Several Injured in 5 Weekend Rock Throwing Cases

Three people were injured after five more rock throwing cases were reported on Interstate 35 over the weekend; bringing the total number to more than 70 cases since June 2014.

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Solera CEO Aquila: The App War Is Coming

Tony Aquila, Solera Holdings CEO, discusses making debt-laden deals. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Alix Steel at the Goldman Sachs Leveraged Finance Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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More Shattered Sunroofs Have Scared Drivers Seeking Answers

NBC5 Responds revealed a nationwide problem of shattering sunroofs back in March of this year. Shortly after it aired, an Indiana viewer reached out to say she’d become the latest statistic of the problem—and it was about to cost her big money.

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Baseball-Sized Hail Creates High Volume for Windshield Glass Replacement

During Wednesday’s storms, hail was reported as large as baseballs in some areas of the News 4 viewing area in St. Charles, Mo. Companies that deal with broken windows, especially for vehicles, have been kept busy due to the weather damage.

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Large Hail, Strong Winds Damage Homes and Cars in St. Louis Area

Large hail has fallen on parts of the Plains and Midwest multiple times this week, but on Wednesday, hailstones as big as grapefruits fell on the St. Louis metro area, putting thousands in danger of property damage.

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Hyperloop One Shows Off Super-Speed Propulsion Technology

A low-profile block of aluminum zipped across a short stretch of what looked like railroad tracks Wednesday before crashing into a tuft of sand and sending a small cloud into the clear skies of the desert north of Las Vegas.

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Turkey Flies Through Windshield of Port Authority Bus, Walks Away

A turkey crashed through the windshield of a Port Authority bus this afternoon; KDKA’s Lisa Washington reports.

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Residents Wake to Shattered Glass, Costly Repairs

Since Sunday, May 8, 39 residents across the Sioux Empire awoke to find their car windows shot, and in some cases, shattered by a BB gun. Sioux Falls Police say the number of victims is only likely to grow.

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Yacht Carrying Prom Goers Crashes in Newport Beach; No Injuries Reported

No injuries were reported Saturday after a yacht carrying San Bernardino High School students attending their prom crashed into another large boat in Newport Beach. Some was glass shattered.

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Metal Rim Fragment Smashes Through Woman’s Windshield on Highway 281

A woman was cut in the head by a piece of a metal wheel rim that smashed through her windshield Friday morning in San Antonio, Texas.

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Integrated Roadways’ Smart Pavement Kicks ‘Dumb Roads’ to the Curb

The future of smart infrastructure appears to be budding in the City of Fountains.
Kansas City-based Integrated Roadways recently secured a U.S. patent for its “smart pavement” that transforms humdrum roads into the network for the mobile Internet of Things. The smart pavement system features embedded components that provide connected cars wireless connectivity on roads, highways and interstates.

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Woman Hit by Vehicle in Tempe, Driver Didn’t Stop

Tempe, Ariz., police are investigating after a woman was hit by a vehicle at Priest Drive and Broadway Road.
Witnesses tell police the driver was in a light colored vehicle that should have front end damage as well as windshield damage.

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Rock Flies Through Windshield in I-75 Construction Area

A South Florida woman suffered just a few scratches after a large rock flew through her windshield.

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Google, Fiat Chrysler Team Up to Develop Autonomous Vehicles

Google and Fiat Chrysler are teaming up, forming a first-stage alliance that could help bring autonomous vehicles to market by the end of the decade.

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3 Degree Guarantee Announcement for May 2016

Paul Heinauer of GlassPro introduces the charity his company is supporting for May on News 2.

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Hailstorm Has Green County Glass Repair, Body Shops Busy

Glass installers and body shops are filling up with cars damaged by Friday’s hailstorm that hit parts of Coweta and Broken Arrow.

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Red Bull Racing Tests Protective F1 Windshield

The future of cabin safety in Formula 1 racecars gets an early preview after Red Bull Racing recently revealed the Aeroscreen—its take on a partially closed cockpit for the 2017 Formula season.
Apart from showing it to the public, Red Bull Racing also conducted several tests as a way of ensuring drivers will be protected from outside projectiles. First, there was the tire test where the rubber material was rammed against the Aeroscreen at 225 km an hour.

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How Safe Can Driverless Cars Become?

Mark Rosekind, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator, discusses the road ahead for driverless cars with Bloomberg’s Lisa Abramowicz and David Gura on “Bloomberg Markets.”

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Plywood Flies Off Trailer, Shoots Through Windshield

A 71-year-old man and his passenger are lucky to be alive after a large piece of plywood came shooting through their windshield after it flew off a trailer.

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Man Smashes Windshield with a Baseball Bat in Road Rage Incident, Says Passenger

A case of road rage ends with a person smashing a windshield and window with a baseball bat, and a teenager hurt.

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Texas Residents Take Extreme Measures to Protect Cars from Golf Ball-Sized Hail

Texas and Oklahoma were pounded by blinding rain, tornadoes and hail this week.
Residents of northern Texas have taken precaution to a whole new level. They’ve created unique household shields in hopes of preventing damage to their cars, from plastic wrap to a trampoline to cardboard boxes to yoga mats. The goal here is to cover the car in layers. Options may include mattress pads, blankets and towels—the more cushion, the better.

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Car Windows Smashed Along Multiple Streets in Far Rockaway, Queens

For the second time in as many days, neighbors along several streets in Far Rockaway, Queens awoke to the sound of broken glass.

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CHINA—Stuck in Traffic? This Concept Car Comes with Detachable Skateboard

Forget that tired old sedan! Carmakers debuted new ideas at the Beijing Auto Show this week that included a detachable electric skateboard and a heated shoebox.

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Man Survives Steel Beam Going Through Windshield

Ben Pinegar was driving home just like so many others this afternoon when he saw a steel beam lying on the highway. What would happen next would leave him grateful to be alive.

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Exclusive: Tesla Model 3 Photo Shoot at the Gigafactory

Immediately after Tesla revealed the all-new Model 3 last month and gave us a ride, we iPhoned Tesla’s public relations department and asked if we could shoot the Model 3 at the Gigafactory in Reno, Nev., with CEO Elon Musk. The answer came back: “Maybe. Please hold.” As Model 3 pre-orders shot from 180,000 on the first day to nearly 400,000 at last count, we checked back in, pleaded, cajoled and finally secured two out of three: a slick silver Model 3 at the Gigafactory. Turns out the guy who lands rockets on barges floating in the Atlantic is a little too busy for us.

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Hailstorm Damages Estimated at $1.4 Billion

The Insurance Council of Texas estimates the total damage cost from this year’s hailstorms at nearly $1.4 billion, the worst year for hail damage in San Antonio’s history.
Tommy Waymare has been in the automotive glass business for 32 years. He said business is booming.

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Metal Debris Crashes into Car Windshield with Father, Two Sons Inside

A piece of metal crashed through the windshield of a car with a father and young children inside as they drove down the highway on Tuesday.

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Local Windshield Businesses Overwhelmed with High Demand

Local windshield businesses are overwhelmed with service calls with so many cars damaged by the hail on Tuesday night.

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Nearly 20 Vehicles Vandalized in Colorado Springs Neighborhood

At least 20 vehicles were vandalized in a Colorado Springs neighborhood early Thursday.

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Wylie Classes Canceled After Hail Storm

A billion-dollar spring in North Texas got even more expensive on Monday as the region once again was in the bullseye for damaging hail.
“The back window was just completely shattered through. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever been through,” said Sara Correa, who had her eight-month-old girl Addison in the backseat when the hail started falling.

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Crowbar-Wielding Limo Driver Filmed in Violent Road Rage Attack

A furious limousine driver fuelled by road rage has been caught on camera swinging a crow bar at a driver’s window in busy Los Angeles.

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String of Vehicle Shootings Has West Valley Residents on Alert

Glendale police are searching for a gunman who appears to have gone on a random shooting spree in a West Valley community early Wednesday morning. Somebody shot out the back windows of vehicles in the Desert Mirage Neighborhood.

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Man Says Airbag Went Off in Driveway, Pipe Shot Through Windshield

A Springfield man thought he heard a gunshot in his front yard. It wasn’t a gun, but his car that made the piercing sound.

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Police Investigating Two Sunday Rock-Throwing Incidents

Police confirmed they are investigating two rock-throwing incidents along Interstate 35 from Sunday.

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Brick Drops from I-84 Overpass, Shatters Windshield

For the second time in less than a month, a falling object struck a windshield on Interstate 84, coming close to killing the victims.

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Shattering Sunroof Frightens Family

It happens in a split second. A Virginia family says while driving along Loudoun County Parkway, their SUV’s sunroof suddenly shattered. News4 Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan discovered it’s not an isolated case. Hundreds of similar complaints of shattering sunroofs have been documented.

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Mysterious Falling Ice Shatters Car Windshield

A large piece of ice shatters a windshield outside a dealership in Pennsylvania.

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Several Car Windows Busted in Lawrence County

Several people in Lawrence County woke up to broken car windows.

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Video: Big Rock Crashes through Windshield of Car in Sonoma County

A driver had a close call on a road in Sonoma County. A huge rock crashed through the windshield of his car, barely missing him.

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Indiana Man Survives Tire Slamming Into Windshield

An Indiana man is lucky to be alive after a tire from a semi-trailer slammed into his windshield on the Borman Expressway.

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Snow from Plow Busts Boulder Driver’s Windshield

His truck windshield is shattered, its radiator busted. Shards of glass cover the dash and seats. Erik Duffy says the damage was done Friday morning after a Boulder City, Colo., plow sent a heap of snow flying into his truck.

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At Least 50 MedStar Vehicles Damaged by Hail

Thursday’s storm has proved to be very expensive for MedStar Mobile Healthcare in Fort Worth, Texas.

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More Than 120 Cars Shot With BB Gun in San Leandro in Three Months

More than more than 180 vehicles parked on San Leandro streets have had their windows shot out with BB guns since late December.

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Construction Debris Crashes Through Driver’s Windshield

A woman is shaken but safe after a piece of wooden debris fell from an underpass and struck her car Tuesday night, WCVB reported.

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Nearly 50 Cars Damaged by Vacaville Vandals with BB Gun

The windows of nearly 50 vehicles were shattered as Vacaville residents woke up Tuesday morning, all because of vandals who used BB guns to shoot the cars.

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Board Falls Off Truck, Crashes Through Car Windshield on Huntington Avenue

Police are investigating after a piece of lumber fell off a truck and shatter the windshield of a car behind it Tuesday night on Huntington Avenue in Boston.

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Spokane Police Arrest ‘Pack’ of Kids for Smashing Windshields

Spokane Police busted several kids accused of kicking in car windshields. It was a rash of car vandalism in North Spokane neighborhoods over a three-week period.

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Driver on Mend After Tire Hits Windshield

A 27-year-old Boston woman is out of the hospital and recovering after being seriously injured by a wheel that broke off of a dump truck on Interstate 95 in Waltham and came crashing through her windshield, officials say.

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Car Windows Shot Out With Suspected BB Gun in Multiple Nassau County Towns

Nassau County police on Monday were trying to determine who shot out car windows with a suspected BB gun in multiple towns.

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Spokane Woman’s Car Damaged After Driving Under Freeway Overpass

A local woman said she was hit by what she thinks was a rock while driving under an overpass on I-90 on Thursday night.

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Rolling Stray Tire Hits Ambulance Windshield in Allentown

A stray tire rolling down a hill in the Lehigh Valley shattered an ambulance windshield.

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Windsor Police Say Slingshot Drive-bys Likely Used in Bus Shelter Destruction

Windsor police believe some people in a dark SUV doing slingshot drive-bys are likely responsible for smashing vehicle windows and shattering the glass in several bus shelters.

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FDOT Incorporating Driverless Car Technology

Auto manufacturers are working on driverless cars. It may seem like a page out of a futuristic book, but these vehicles are already being tested.
Autonomous or driverless cars have even been tested in controlled conditions here in the Tampa Bay area.

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Tire Smashes Through Windshield 10 Minutes After Owners Bought Car

In what police call a “freak accident,” a tractor-trailer tire smashed through a sedan’s windshield on a highway outside Seattle Tuesday—just 10 minutes after the new owners drove the car off the lot.

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Towing Hitch Hits Windshield While Woman Is Driving

It was like a scene out of the movie “Final Destination” for one Houston driver. A tow hitch flew into her windshield, narrowly missing her.

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Carmakers Under Investigation for Exploding Sunroofs

It happened without warning. Keisa King was driving her 2013 Nissan Altima on the Edens Expressway last December, when all of a sudden, “it was like an explosion, it was a huge boom.”
NBC 5 Responds found that King’s sunroof did shatter, and she isn’t the only one who has experienced it. We found hundreds of complaints describing sunroofs spontaneously shattering, injuring and scaring drivers.

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Residents Concerned After More Than 30 Cars in Tremont Have Windows Smashed

Dozens of west side Clevelanders are worried and frustrated. Someone has been shooting out car windows in several communities. The Tremont neighborhood is among the hardest hit areas.

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Neighbors: Dozens of Car Windows Shot Out in Hampton

Neighbors in the Fox Hill community are outraged after dozens of reports of car windows being shot out between Friday night and Saturday morning.

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Police: 18-Year-Old Shot Nearly 80 Vehicles with BB Gun

A Phoenix 18-year-old is facing five felony counts of criminal damage after allegedly shooting a BB gun at least 78 cars, including a police patrol car, throughout the Valley during a nearly two-week crime spree.

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3 Arrested for Shooting Paint Balls at Vehicles on Interstate Highway

Imagine driving down the interstate at night and seeing a gun barrel pointed your way. That’s what happened to at least three truck drivers on Interstate 65 North in Clark County, Indiana. The gun ended up being a paintball gun, but it was enough to startle the truck drivers.

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Woman’s Windshield Smashed from Ice Flying Off Car on I-696

It’s something that almost everyone does after a snowstorm. You brush off your car, get the ice off, and then take off for your destination. One area that is normally missed though is the roof.

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Snow Crashes Onto Woman’s Windshield During Morning Commute

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.

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Guiderail Enters Windshield in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on Thruway in Schuyler

A fatal tractor-trailer accident happened on the Thruway in Schuyler, N.Y.
Officials say the tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound when he drifted off the median shoulder, striking the guiderail and overturning. The guiderail pushed through driver’s side windshield.

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38 Vehicle and House Windows Damaged by a BB Gun

Dozens of residents in Duluth’s East Hillside neighborhood woke up to some pretty upsetting sights Wednesday morning. Duluth Police say 38 vehicle and house windows were damaged by a BB gun Tuesday night.

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Loose Asphalt Proves Costly for Albuquerque Woman

An Albuquerque woman learned the hard way that in New Mexico, if something flies off another car and damages yours, you have to pay for it.

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The U.S. States Where Recession Is Already a Reality

The U.S. States Where Recession Is Already a Reality  

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Woman Wants Answers After Windshield Smashed by Golf Ball

A typical drive home quickly turned scary for Debbie Cook. She was driving down Pine Grove Drive passed Wilmington municipal golf course when a golf ball flew into her windshield.

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LEX 18 Investigates: CSX to Inspect Bridge Responsible For Breaking Windshields

A CSX Railroad bridge that crosses Red House Road in Madison County had people outraged after concrete falling from the bridge has broken windshields.

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Thrown Rock Shatters Wichita Driver’s Back Windshield

A Wichita driver says a thrown rock shattered his back windshield and it was all caught on his rear-facing camera.

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Dozens of Car Windows Shot Out with BB Gun

Police in New Bedford are searching for vandals who are using BB guns to shoot out windows. Nearly 2 dozen cars, and a handful of homes, were hit in the North End over the weekend. Thankfully no one was struck by the pellets, but neighbors are understandably frustrated.

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Ford Reveals Gorilla Glass Withstands Golf Ball-Sized Hail

Did you know that the glass which protects your smartphone from cracks is now poised to protect your car from errant stones, or worse, a hailstorm?

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Manhole Cover Crashes into SUV’s Windshield, Killing Driver

A dislodged manhole cover weighing more than 200 pounds went airborne and crashed through an SUV’s windshield on a major highway, killing an art teacher as she drove to work during the Friday morning commute, authorities said.

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More Than 40 Victims Reported Damaged Vehicles and Windows Throughout Cleveland

Cleveland Police are looking for who is behind more than 40 cases of vandalism. The suspects threw rocks and bricks into the windows of several cars. Police responded to the first call around 6:00 Saturday morning and the calls kept coming in from multiple neighborhoods.

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State Farm Announces 1,500 Jobs Coming to Atlanta Area

Georgia’s largest home and auto insurer is on a hiring binge, and raising wage as well.

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Video Offers a Rare Glimpse Inside Tesla’s Model S and Model X Factory

For the first time in five years, Tesla this week allowed TV cameras into its gargantuan Fremont factory where both the Model S and Model X are manufactured. And speaking to the degree of secrecy that Tesla demands, even casual visitors to the facility are not allowed to tour the space if they have any cameras or recording devices in their possession.

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Man Blames Gravel on Henday for $17K in Damages to Car

An Edmonton man is blaming the province for serious damage done to his car over the weekend, when he drove on the Anthony Henday and his vehicle was peppered by blowing gravel and sand.
Aside from the windshield, damage extended mostly to the paint and rims.

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Shovel Impales Windshield of Driving Car

The driver made it safely to the side of the road.

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Officer and Father Who Saved Teen: ‘It’s Somebody’s Kid’

A Shelbyville police officer is being heralded for helping save a Spencer County teenager.
Officer Toby Lewis said a girl, 17-year-old Tayler Wilson was trapped. The officer ripped off the sunroof.

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Three Arrests Made in I-95 Brick Throwing Incidents in Cumberland County

Authorities have arrested three teens after rocks were thrown off an Interstate 95 overpass in Cumberland County.

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Flying Chunk of Ice Hits Car, Injures Driver

A 73-year-old Vermont woman is recovering from severe facial injuries suffered when a chunk of flying ice that witnesses said broke off the roof of a tractor trailer smashed through her SUV’s windshield as she drove on Route 2 in South Hero Saturday.

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Men Survive Near Miss When Large Rock Smashes Windshield on I-435

Driving home from their overnight shift, a father and son faced what felt like certain death. A large rock crashed through their windshield, but they say it was no accident.

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Greensboro Man Hurt by Rock Thrown Through Windshield

A man in Greensboro recovering after a rock crashed through his car window.

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Santa Cruz Police Reveal Bearcat Armored Vehicle

So far, the Bearcat has been out on the Santa Cruz streets 22 times, and was put into service once while executing a search warrant after a gang shooting.

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Seagulls Tricked by People Hiding Fries Behind Car Windshield

A group of people sitting in a car have demonstrated how to really wind up seagulls.

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Woman’s Windshield Smashed When Ice Falls Off of Another Car

Snow and ice continue to fall off of cars while on the road, creating dangerous situations for some drivers. In Lexington, Mass., it sent one woman to the hospital.

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Ice Shatters Windshield of WYMT Vehicle

One of our reporters got a glimpse of just how dangerous falling ice can be.

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Ice Flies Off Car, Smashes Woman’s Windshield

Kayla Acklie was driving on Capital Boulevard in Wake Forest on Sunday when a chunk of ice broke loose from the back window of a passing car and hurtled toward her.

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Woman in Hospital After Hitting Windshield during Crash

A woman is in critical condition in San Antonio, Texas, after she was thrown into the windshield of the car she was riding in during a crash.

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Man’s Truck Window Shattered by Teens While Driving

Driving down a stretch of Dixon Road on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Mike Felcher said he didn’t think much of it, until something happened.

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Man Clings to Car Roof in His Underpants for Three Miles after Vehicle is Stolen

A man clung onto his car roof in his underpants in sub-zero temperatures for three miles after hearing a thief steal the vehicle from his drive in Norway.
He then smashed the back window with his knee and grappled with the thief before the car slid into a safety barrier on a bridge and came to halt.

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Vandals Shoot Out Windows of a Dozen Cars

Madison police are investigating a rash of vandalism cases on the city’s east side.

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Volvo’s Safety Goal: No Deaths by 2020

Swedish automaker Volvo says that by 2020 no one should be killed or seriously injured in one of its cars.

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Fuyao Reaches Major Milestone of 1,000+ Workers Hired Since Opening

One of the Miami Valley’s largest companies is marking a major milestone.

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Sphynx Kitten Fascinated by Windshield Wipers

There’s an invisible force field that is preventing this curious kitten from attacking the moving windshield wipers.

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Flying Sheet of Ice Destroys Windshield

This is a reminder as to why you should always clear all of the snow off your vehicle.

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Someone Is Throwing Rocks at Cars Along One Stretch of I-95

Virginia State Police are investigating reports of someone throwing rocks at cars on Interstate 95. The recent incidents have been reported between the Maury Street and Bells Road exits in South Richmond.

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Truck Axle Comes Through Woman’s Windshield, Could Have Killed Her if Not for Coincidence

A mother of three was driving her kids to school last week in Archbald, Pa., when she experienced a close-call with death in her SUV. It came when an axle broke off a 1998 Ford pickup truck that was driving in an opposite lane. The woman, who didn’t want to be identified, hit the axle and tire with her SUV. It flew in the air and crashed through the front window on the driver’s side.

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Rock Shatters Drivers Windshield While Driving Along I-95

Evette Delvalle and Tasha Brown were driving north on I-95 Thursday morning around 4 a.m. in Chesterfield County, Va., when something unexpected happened.
“Right when we passed Philip Morris, a rock came out of nowhere and hit the windshield,” said Delvalle.

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ODOT Works on Clean Up after Storms

Cleaning up is part of what happens after a winter storm, and that is what’s happening in the Portland area.
At a Portland automotive glass shop, they were fixing auto glass smashes by car prowlers. They said the problem spikes when people abandon or park their cars in a storm and leave their valuables inside.

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Police Seeing Large Number of Car Vandalism Reports in Southern Indiana

Police in four different agencies are searching for the person or persons responsible for shooting out car windows in southern Indiana.

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State to Help Driverless Car Industry

Nevada will dedicate resources through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development toward the autonomous car industry in a bid to become the nation’s leader in the testing and development of vehicles that drive themselves.

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Bel Air Man Flies Through Bus Windshield Near Lincoln Tunnel

A bizarre bus accident ends with a Maryland man in the hospital and passengers stunned.

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WATCH: Ice from Another Driver’s Car Smashes Massachusetts Man’s Windshield

While driving along Interstate 495 in the Haverhill area, a Massachusetts man was hit with an unexpected sheet of ice that shattered his windshield.

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Police Trying New Tactics to Get Information in Hit-and-Run

It’s been four days since 18-year-old Emmalee Jacobs was killed in a hit-and-run in Ames.
Outside of the public’s help, police are asking auto body shops, auto glass repair shops and insurance companies in and outside of town to report suspicious claims.

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Windows Shot Out of Dozens of Vehicles in Lancaster

Police are searching for the person who shot out at least 55 vehicle windows in Lancaster.

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Hyperloop Test Track Planned In Nevada

Nevada is rapidly becoming the new Silicon Valley. Tesla is building its gigantic Gigafactory in the desert north of Reno. Faraday Future has just announced it will invest $1 billion in a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas. Now comes word that North Las Vegas will also be home to a half-mile-long test track designed to determine if Elon Musk’s Hyperloop idea is just science fiction or the basis for an all-new means of transportation of the future.

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Over a Dozen Car Windows Smashed in Midtown

“I would expect this to be a good area.” Shattered glass now covers the parking garage at Park Avenue Lofts in Midtown, after about close to 15 vehicle’s windows were smashed.

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Fuyao Continues Hiring For Glass Manufacturing Facility

Fuyao hosted another hiring event today, hoping to raise more awareness about the automotive glass manufacturer.

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Reward Offered After Multiple Windows Shot Out in Jackson Co., Illinois

Reward Offered After Multiple Windows Shot Out in Jackson Co., Illinois   

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Study: 36 Percent of People Admit to Texting and Driving

Study: 36 Percent of People Admit to Texting and Driving

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Multiple Vehicle Windows Shot Out in String of Vandalism in Evansville

The Evansville Police Department searching for a suspect or suspects they say are responsible for vandalizing almost a dozen vehicles.

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Dog vs. Windshield Wipers

This video kind of makes you wonder what would happen if they drove through the car wash.

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Couple Hospitalized After Tree Crashes onto Car on I-40

Charles Baucom, 71, and his wife Deborah, 62, were returning from a Thanksgiving trip when a tree about 1 1/2 feet in diameter crashed onto a bridge and then landed on their car near Morganton, N.C.

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16 Cars Damaged in Apparent Shooting Spree, Cops Say

More than a dozen cars had their windows smashed in a series of apparent BB gun drive-by shootings across two Long Island communities over Thanksgiving weekend.

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American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing After Windshield Shatters Mid-Flight

An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing at the weekend when its front windscreen shattered en route from Milan to New York.

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Pasadena Couple Nearly Decapitated by Pipe on 225

Houston area freeways can be obstacle courses; furniture that falls from pickups, mattresses in moving lanes of traffic. Any one of them can cause a serious accident.

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Mystery Projectiles Hitting Vehicles on I-89

No one has been hurt, but Vermont State Police are warning drivers about mystery projectiles hitting vehicles on Interstate 89 after a CCTA bus was hit in South Burlington. It’s just the latest in a string of incidents.

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Stubborn Crow Will Not Let Go of Your Stupid Windshield

“Go find a new windshield, human. This one’s taken.”

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Flying Debris Crashes into Vehicle

Flying debris on Highway 83 is a common problem in the Rio Grande Valley. Last week, it almost claimed the life of a local college student.
Christopher Collins was on his way to work on Highway 83 when his trip was cut short. “It was inches from my head, which was the scariest thing in the world,” Collins said about the large piece of plywood that went through his windshield.

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Busted Windshields Throughout Denison

People in Denison, Texas, neighborhoods woke up to find their car windshields had been shattered over the weekend.
Police say 7 different neighborhoods reported several cars with damage from what they believe to be a tire iron.

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DPS: Child Injured While Suspect Throws Rock through Windshield on Freeway

A nine-year-old was taken to the hospital after a large rock was thrown through a car’s windshield on the Phoenix freeway Sunday night.
Police said he threw enough rocks to damage 15 cars.

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Bullet Hits Vehicle Traveling on I-89

Vermont State Police are investigating a report of a vehicle shot at while traveling on I-89.
The driver told police the front passenger window was hit with an unknown object, causing it to shatter.

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How to Escape from a Car Window (Slow Motion)

Have you ever stopped to think you are moving around in a bubble of glass?

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Vandals Shooting Cars in Sherman

In just three days 22 people have reported car vandalism to Sherman, Okla., police, and the random mischief has police sending a message to whoever is responsible.

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Fuyao Hiring Hundreds for Moraine Facility

Dozens of job seekers attended an information session Tuesday night, November 10, 2015, to learn about hundreds of additional jobs being added at the Fuyao manufacturing facility in Moraine.
The company said it hired more than 100 full-time workers this week.

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IHOP Parking Lot Collapses in Mississippi, Swallowing 12 Cars

Looks like the International House of Pancakes has some foundation problems. Whatever the hole’s dimensions and provenance, authorities aren’t referring to it as a “sinkhole.”
“You can call it what you want, a cave-in or whatever, but it is not a sinkhole,” Meridian, Miss., public safety director Buck Roberts told The Meridian Star. Sinkholes are usually caused when underground aquifers dry up and leave empty space beneath the ground’s surface; experts will attempt to determine the cause of the IHOP collapse.

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Gravel Trucks Give Utah Drivers a “Pane in the Glass”

Utah drivers that get behind a gravel hauler could get struck right in the wallet. Those little pebbles pelting your windshield can chip away your bank account or shatter your monthly budget.

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SUV’s Window Shatters on I-25

The driver of an SUV was startled Wednesday morning when their front passenger window shattered.

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Driver Narrowly Avoids Being Impaled in Crash

It’s a miracle that an 18-year-old driver wasn’t killed in a crash when an 8-foot long fence post pierced her windshield, narrowly missing her head.

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Woman Nearly Killed After Boulder Smashes through her Windshield

An Atlanta woman is lucky to be alive after a mysterious boulder came crashing through her windshield as she was driving along I-75 in Fulton County on Halloween.

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New Hampshire Oil Truck Windshield Shot by Suspect in Gorilla Mask

A scary situation unfolded in Newton, N.H., when a truck driver said his windshield was shot by a person wearing a gorilla mask.

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Pumpkin Smashes Through Car Windshield on Halloween

This was no treat to wake up to the day after Halloween. A man woke up on Sunday to go to church when he found a pumpkin, and pieces of pumpkins, covering his vehicle.

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Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Finds Liquid Meth in Windshield Wiper Compartment

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics seizes 11 pounds of liquid meth. Two Oklahoma City men are arrested on drug trafficking charges. Narcotics officers say they’ve never seen this kind of meth before, much less the place where it was hidden.

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Two Sunroofs Shatter Beneath Underpasses on I-25

Two sunroofs shattered on Interstate 25 an hour and a few miles apart in Larimer County in Colorado on Monday evening while both vehicles drove beneath underpasses.

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41 Cars Vandalized By BB/Pellet Guns in 3 Days

Police in Winston-Salem, N.C., are investigating a string of vandalism involving more than 40 cars hit in three days.

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Tim Cook: ’Massive Change’ Coming to Auto Industry

Apple CEO Tim Cook has all but confirmed that the tech giant will be taking a venture into the world of auto making.
Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive conference yesterday, Cook said that, “It would seem like there will be massive change in that industry, massive change.”

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Marcell Dareus Surprises Bills Fans as Repairman

Marcell Dareus has a pretty great day job as a defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills. Not to mention, he’s also one of the best at what he does. If Dareus wasn’t an All-Pro defensive tackle in the NFL, though, his fallback career may have been in the windshield repair industry.

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PCN Features Tiny & Sons Pembroke Community Commitment

PCN’s Brian Sullivan met up with a local business that has been underwriting for us from day one while being an institution of community service in the town of Pembroke, Mass., for nearly 40 years.

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Louisiana 109 Drivers Complain of Cracked Windshields, Clouds of Dust

It’s been rough going for those who travel La. 109 in the Toomey Starks area.

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Flying Scrap Metal Smashes Windshield in Massachusetts

It was a close call for a woman driving to Logan Airport on Route 1 in Saugus, Mass., early Tuesday.

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Are Heads-Up Displays Safer Or Distracting?

When private pilot Jerry Greenfield first saw a head-up display, it was in a flight simulator.

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Rock Shatters Windshield While Mother, 2 Kids in Truck on 210 Freeway

Rock Shatters Windshield While Mother, 2 Kids in Truck on 210 Freeway

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Flying Scrap Metal Smashes Woman’s Windshield

It was a close call for a woman driving to Logan Airport on Route 1 in Saugus, Mass., early Tuesday.

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Man Injured After Rock Thrown Through Windshield on I-35

One man was hurt after someone threw a rock through the windshield of a car he was in early Saturday morning along Interstate 35 in Austin.

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Man Cuts Himself Free from Vehicle after Rollover

A driver is safe after a rollover crash on Broad Street in Cranston.
Montero said several people smashed his passenger side window, and handed him a knife to cut himself free.

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Passenger Injured When Rock Smashes Through Windshield

A man who was a passenger in a pickup truck is recovering from injuries he received when a rock smashed right through the windshield in Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania.

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Motorist in Multiple Vehicle Crash: ‘I was Driving Along and, Boom’

A 22-year-old man has been charged and will appear in court following a dramatic five-vehicle crash in West Auckland, New Zealand.
Mainfreight driver Rupinder Gill, 25, said the fleeing driver appeared to be speeding. He said the driver tried to overtake the van, a Novus automotive glass vehicle, when he crashed.

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Cracked Windshield Forces Plane to Make Emergency Landing

A small aircraft was forced to return to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport due to a cracked windshield, airport officials confirm.

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The Model X’s Panoramic Windshield in the Rain

Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson took possession of the second Tesla Model X last Tuesday night. Yesterday, he drove it in the rain with his colleague, Bubba Murarka, a partner at venture capital company DFJ.

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West Virginia Files Lawsuit Against Volkswagen

After mounting controversy that Volkswagen’s diesel cars have been fooling consumers about their gas emissions, the state of West Virginia filed a lawsuit against the automaker.

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3 On Your Side: Car Data Projected on Windshields

“Keep your eyes on the road,” it’s one of the first instructions we hear when learning to drive. Now drivers have the option to have information projected in their line of sight. Does this mean added safety, or another distraction behind the wheel? 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look.

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Proposed Law Grants Immunity for Breaking a Vehicle Window to Save a Child or Pet in Danger

Everyone should know leaving a child or pet in a hot car can be deadly, but statistics show more than 600 children died in the US in hot vehicles over the last 25 years.
A proposed Ohio law, Senate Bill 23, could give immunity to anyone who smashes out a vehicle’s window to rescue those threatened with a life and death situation.

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CHINA – Driver Stuns Cops After Using Umbrellas to Replace Broken Windshield

Traffic police was surprised by a curious sight after spotting a van with two umbrellas sticking out of its front window cruising down a highway in Chongqing on September 26.

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Cleveland Heights Driver Says Falling Rock Smashed Her Windshield

A Cleveland Heights woman is demanding changes after she claims a rock fell from a train trestle and smashed her car’s windshield.

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String of Vehicle Break-Ins Has Edmond Residents on Guard

Edmond police reported seven break-ins in 18 minutes at Edmond parks on Saturday.
Shards of glass from car windows glisten in the parking lot of the Edmond Dog Park. Evidence left behind from the multiple break-ins over the past few months.

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Cleveland Heights Driver Says Falling Rock Smashed Her Windshield

A Cleveland Heights woman is demanding changes after she claims a rock fell from a train trestle and smashed her car’s windshield.

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Windshield Scam Hits Duval County

Residents across Duval County are being told to stay on the lookout for crooks going door to door pointing out cracks on resident’s car windshields and then asking those residents for their car insurance information.

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Copycats: Three Arrested in Phoenix-Area Slingshot Attacks

Three teenagers have been arrested over at least a dozen slingshot attacks in the Phoenix-area in what authorities described Sunday as a copycat spree mimicking the freeway shootings that have terrorized drivers for three weeks.

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Burglar Targets Cars Parked at Taylor Swift Concert

Some Taylor Swift fans likely have bad blood for the burglar who broke into several cars parked outside the star’s Houston concert on Wednesday evening.
Swift fans came outside to find their vehicles missing windows and various personal items.

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Tesla Gigafactory Site Filmed Again by Drone, the Clip Shows Clear Progress

This is the third video providing an aerial view of Tesla’s Nevada-based Gigafactory, but it is also the one that shows exactly how fast the facility is moving towards its grand opening.

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Sheriff Defends Broken Windshield Ticket

Sheriff Michael McIntosh says the deputy who gave a man a ticket for a broken windshield in the parking lot of an automotive glass shop used proper discretion in response to a 9Wants to Know story earlier this week.

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Window Shatters on Freeway as DPS Investigates Shootings

A truck’s passenger window shattered on a Phoenix freeway Wednesday as Arizona authorities investigated a string of highway shootings that have rattled nerves and heightened fears of a possible serial shooter.

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Ford Treats Construction Workers to a Back Massage in the New F-150 for Labor Day

Ford Treats Construction Workers to a Back Massage in the New F-150 for Labor Day

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Man Ticketed for Broken Windshield While Trying to Fix it

Man Ticketed for Broken Windshield While Trying to Fix it

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Police Investigate Car Vandalism in South Jersey, Reports Say

Authorities are investigating vandalism incidents in which the windows of vehicles were smashed in early Wednesday, 6abc reports.

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Morrison Police Investigate Another Rash of Window Shatterings on C-470

There has been another rash of shattered windows being reported by drivers on C-470 near Morrison, Colo.

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IIHS Tests State-of-the-Art Crash Prevention Tech

New safety technology sweeping the auto industry is also changing crash tests. At the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the focus is now on preventing collisions, and the organization has a newly expanded center that’s testing the tech, reports CBS news correspondent Kris Van Cleave.

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The AGC of America Has Released a Video to Urge Congress to Act on a Highway Bill

The AGC of America Has Released a Video to Urge Congress to Act on a Highway Bill  

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About 70 Vehicles Broken into at Pompano Beach Condominium Complex

Dozens of vehicles were broken into early Wednesday morning at a condominium complex in Pompano Beach near Miami, deputies said.

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Texarkana Pace Glass Owner Elected to Become NWRA President

A Texarkana business owner rises to the top of his industry with a technology that keeps drivers safe.

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Allstate’s CEO Wants Every Employee to be a Leader

Thomas J. Wilson sits down with Fortune’s Susie Gharib to talk about how the insurance company hires and trains leaders.

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Why More People Are Dying on the Nation’s Roads

New estimates say that in the first six months of 2015, nearly 19 thousand people have died on the road—a number that’s a 14 percent increase from last year.

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Windows Smashed, Items Stolen from Several Cars on Pittsburgh’s South Side

More than a dozen residents woke up Monday to find that their vehicles had been broken into over the weekend.

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Driver: ‘It was Like a Bomb Exploded’ when Sunroof Blew Out

Cathy Bryan of Matthews says she had just left the house and was only out 10 minutes, when all of a sudden it sounded like a bomb exploded in her car.

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Vandals Damage Dozens of Vehicles in Warren County

Police are investigating who shot out the windows on 50 cars in Warren County, Miss., Wednesday night. 16 WAPT’s Bert Case interviews some of the victims.

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Extreme Heat Causing Damage to Car Windows

Car repair store owners say they are fixing windows that have cracked because of the extreme heat on a daily basis.

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Driver Blames Faulty Road for Damaged Windshield

On Friday, a driver blamed the faulty road repairs for a bizarre accident. Flying concrete smashed the driver’s truck’s windshield in East County.

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A Look Inside the Fuyao Plant

Part of the old GM plant is finally getting used in Moraine.
2 NEWS got a one-on-one tour of the new facility Wednesday. The Chinese glass manufacturing company Fuyao has already started making windshields, but they are not for sale yet. The company is in trial production.

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Ford F-150 Gets Mixed IIHS Crash Test Results

Crash test results were released Wednesday for Ford’s new aluminum-sided F-150 truck, and the evaluations by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety were very different for the crew cab pickup and extended cab models.

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Federal Investigators Look into Sunroof Explosions

An ongoing federal investigation is looking into what dozens of Mid-Southerners recently experienced: cases of spontaneous sunroof explosions.
“My eyes are blurry. I can’t read anything. I can’t see anything on my phone,” said Wade Owens.

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Exploding Sunroofs on Cars and SUVs

Channel 2 in Houston looked into a very real danger for Houston drivers: sunroofs that spontaneously explode, sending broken glass flying right at drivers. Amy Davis reports.

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A Year Later and Sunroofs Are Still Exploding, 7 On Your Side Investigates

It’s been a year since the 7 On Your Side I-Team first told about a serious problem drivers were complaining about: exploding sunroofs.
But one year later, formal action still hasn’t been taken by the government agency that deals with potential safety problems in automobile, even as complaints grow.

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Montgomery Man Speaking Out After Vehicle Struck by Stray Bullet

A Montgomery man says he’s thankful he and his young son are alive after he says a stray bullet hit his vehicle as he was driving home from work.
An automotive glass shop along the Southern Boulevard was also struck by these stray bullets.

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Mcity: Why Is the University of Michigan Building a Fake Town?

The University of Michigan just opened its new “Mcity” site, a 32-acre faux town with a downtown main street, a stretch of freeway, and multiple paved and unpaved roads. But Mcity’s purpose isn’t municipal, but technical: to provide a realistic test setting for driverless cars.

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Brick Comes Crashing through Windshield of Connecticut Family’s Car

A drive home from New York City turned terrifying for one family after a brick came crashing through their windshield.

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Debris Falls from Highway Overpass, Smashes Windshields

Several vehicles were struck by debris that fell off the Interstate 93 overpass onto McGrath Highway in Somerville early Thursday morning.

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Car’s 17-Year-Old Windshield Helps Stop Bullet

A bullet hit the windshield of a woman’s car as she was leaving Fair Park in Dallas following a fireworks show.

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Kia SUV Owner Claims Exploding Sunroof Damaged Eyesight

A Houston-area man says the glass sunroof of his SUV exploded recently, leaving him with damaged eyesight.

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Shattering Sunroofs Prompt Call for Investigation

Many drivers blame manufacturing defects or design problems for vehicle sunroofs that suddenly explode while driving, but one Calgary man’s experience has been added to a Transport Canada investigation.

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How the Insurance Industry Will Adapt to Drones and Driverless Cars

Allstate CEO Thomas Wilson sits down with Fortune’s Susie Gharib to discuss how the insurance company will tackle future tech.

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Insider Outlook Tackles the Topic of Autonomous Vehicles

On this edition of Insider Outlook, Aaron Bragman, Detroit bureau chief for Cars.com, looks at the growth of autonomous driving from several angles, including consumer readiness, technology investment, environmental limitations and liability issues.

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Smashed! What’s Behind the Spike in Broken Windshields?

Dump trucks, many of them hauling rocks and gravel, are all over Richmond metro due to road construction. Even though Virginia law requires the back of those trucks be covered, many drivers said stuff is constantly flying out.
“It’s definitely happening more,” Michael Fisher, an insurance agent with State Farm Insurance, said. State Farm Insurance, which is Virginia’s number one insurance provider, said windshield claims have shot up in the state, from 27,000 in 2013 to 32,000 in 2014.

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Glass Shattered, Vehicles Damaged After Dozens of Cars Pelted With Rocks on U.S. 33

Dozens of cars have been damaged from rocks thrown onto a busy central Ohio roadway have police and commuters on high alert. Now, the search is on to find the suspect or suspects responsible for the string of crimes.

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Shooter Fires BBs at Chesterfield Drivers; Shatters Windows

More than two dozen reports of BBs or pellets causing damage are now under investigation in Chesterfield County, according to police. Countywide, at least 26 incidents have been reported. Some involve drivers who have had their windows shattered, police said. Many of those incidents were reported on Genito Road.

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2 Drivers Say Someone Shot at Their Window with a Pellet Gun on Interstate 77 in Canton

Drivers on Interstate 77 in Canton, Ohio, beware. Three people said their car windows have shattered as they are driving on or near the highway close to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. All of them blame a pellet gun shooter.

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Montrealer Shaken But Unhurt After Metal Rod Pierces Windshield

A Quebec woman is shaken, but “glad to be alive,” after a metal rod pierced her windshield and nearly struck her as she drove down a Montreal highway.

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London Police Release Image and Video of Suspect in Damaging of 25 Vehicles

London police are hoping a video and photographs will help catch a man suspected of damaging 25 vehicles.
The windshields of eight vehicles were damaged at Citi Plaza at 355 Wellington St. and the windshields of 17 Canada Post vehicles were damaged at 300 Wellington St.

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Large Rock Smashes Couple’s Windshield on I-95

A South Florida couple said they’re lucky to be alive after a large rock crashed into their windshield on Interstate 95 Tuesday night.

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Moraine Says Fuyao Meeting Its Expectations

The City of Moraine’s newest major employer continues to gear up to begin production. Fuyao Glass America promised to create hundreds of new jobs when it starts producing windshields in the old General Motors (GM) plant on State Route 741.
Moraine officials say already the Chinese-based company has invested more than $150 million into the city.

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How Do You Explain This Auto Insurance Claim? Gator vs. Truck

One truck driver decided to “mess around” with an alligator. However, he got quite the surprise when the angry alligator refused to back down against its much bigger opponent.

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Volvo’s Response to Self-Parking Accident Video

Why is this important? Because it’s incidents like this that are going to keep people hesitant from buying driverless cars. Last week, a video was posted to YouTube showing a Volvo XC60 car accelerate forward into a crowd during a “self-parking” demonstration. Volvo has responded to concerns saying that the car in question was likely not equipped with “pedestrian detection,” which costs an extra $3,000 to install.

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St. Peters Police Investigating Numerous Vandalism Cases

The St. Peters Police Department is investigation over 20 cases of vandalism committed in the city over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. Police believe groups of teens drove around St. Peters, Mo., damaging vehicles and homes, by firing shots at their targets. The damage done was more extensive than those committed in recent years.

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Airplane Window Pane Comes Off While Man Films Flight Takeoff

A passenger flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil got a shock after attempting to film his flight’s takeoff on a routine flight from Rio de Janeiro.
Eduardo Caram tried to attach a GoPro—a lightweight, mountable camera mainly used for filming extreme stunts—to an aircraft window to film a point-of-view of take off outside his window when the entire plastic pane and frame came off in his hands.

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Street Sweepers Down, Glass Repairs Increase

Street Sweepers Down, Glass Repairs Increase

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If You Drive Less Than 5,000 Miles a Year, You May Not Get Insurance Discounts

If You Drive Less Than 5,000 Miles a Year, You May Not Get Insurance Discounts

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Motor Home Catches Fire, Owner Jumps Out Window

Motor Home Catches Fire, Owner Jumps Out Window

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Off Duty Army Captain Pulls Man from Fiery North Carolina Car Crash

An Army Captain is being hailed for his heroism after video emerged showing him rush to a car on fire—and ignoring the danger—in order to drag a man to safety.
“I grabbed one of the fire extinguishers and we smashed out on the back window and the driver’s side window. … There wasn’t a real plan, I just had tunnel vision,” Voglezon said afterwards.

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3 On Your Side: Shattering Sunroofs Surprising Drivers

First comes a loud crash, then glass shattering in their car. Many people across the country have had it happen to them, a sunroof explosion! 3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan has more on the potentially dangerous problem.

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FBI: No Evidence of Firearm Damage to Train

The search for clues into what caused last week’s deadly Amtrak train derailment continued even as thousands of commuters boarded trains Monday. The first trains rolled out before 6 a.m. Amtrak resumed service between Philadelphia and New York, less than one week after the deadly derailment that killed eight and injured more than 200.
The FBI was on the scene Monday assisting in the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into last Tuesday’s accident. Authorities tapped FBI experts to investigate whether a mark on the windshield of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 was made by a hurled projectile—or even a bullet—before it derailed in Philadelphia last week.

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Salisbury PD Investigating Series of Vehicle Break-Ins

Salisbury Police tell 47 ABC that they are investigating multiple car break-ins at Marley Manors on Ramsey Court, University Park, University Village and Seagull Lane.
About 10 vehicles in the Ramsey Court area have smashed windows; other areas have cars with damage, according to authorities.

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Businesses, Vehicles Hit by Vandals in Colchester

Residents in Colchester are on alert after several businesses, cars and even town offices were hit by vandals.

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Why Counterfeit Items Inside Your Home Could Pose a Threat to Your Family

During a nearly year-long investigation into the world of counterfeit items, ABC News’ “20/20” exposed some of the methods U.S. Customs and Border Protection say counterfeiters use to smuggle fake goods into the U.S.—products that can be found inside your home or the family car.
In Folsom, Calif., Bob and Tami Larson bought a used car knowing they needed to replace the airbag. They bought an airbag from Igor Borodin, who was sentenced to seven years in prison for one count of trafficking and attempting to traffic in counterfeit airbags bearing the registered trademark of automobile manufacturers and one count of delivering and causing to be delivered hazardous materials to air carriers for transportation in air commerce.

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Video Captures Bus Exploding on Massachusetts Turnpike

Video Captures Bus Exploding on Massachusetts Turnpike

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Tire Smashes through Windshield of Vehicle on Highway

A frightening crash on the highway is covered by local broadcasters.

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Car Windows Shot Out With BB Pellets in New Britain

New Britain police are looking for the vandals who they believe shot BB pellets through more than a dozen car windows late Monday night into early Tuesday morning.

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5 Teens Taken into Custody After Allegedly Shooting Cars, Windows with BB Gun

Five teens are in trouble after vehicles and windows sustained damage in southwest Omaha.

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Danger Ahead: Exploding Sunroofs a Surprisingly Common Problem

All across the country there have been thousands of reports of exploding sunroofs. Some vehicles have even been recalled for it.
Kristy Cantrell was leaving work last summer when she heard rain pouring into her car.

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Shattered Window Count Grows to 7 in Northern Colorado

The continued spate of vehicle windshields shattered along Interstate 25 has Northern Colorado drivers keeping leery eyes on the road as law enforcement searches for answers.
While shattered windows are common repairs due to vehicle break-ins, glass technicians across Fort Collins said it is unusual for so many side windows to break, especially in such a short time-span.

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Independence Woman Cautions Others After Smashing Close Call

It was a close call, but one that shockingly didn’t turn out worse, considering a woman’s windshield was all that stopped a hammer from crashing through her car.

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Over 100 Cases of Vandalism in Schenectady