Windshield Had Separated from Service AutoGlass
Vehicle in Recent Colorado Accident, According to Tow Company Rep
November 9, 2010
A representative of the tow company that removed a Service AutoGlass
Vehicle from a recent
Colorado accident scene in which the driver was ejected says
the windshield had separated from the vehicle in one piece when
it was recovered.
"It had the rubber seal around it, but the glass was completely
out," said a representative of Johnson's Corner Service Center
who identified himself as Tanner but declined to provide his last
name. The Loveland, Colo.-based company towed the vehicle from the
October 19 accident.
He added, "I think [the accident victium] pushed the whole
windshield out. We picked it up as a solid piece of glass."
Edward Humphrey, a Service AutoGlass employee, was driving the vehicle
at the time. According to the police report, Humphrey's vehicle
"did not slow sufficiently." It rear-ended a Honda Civic,
pushing it into a third vehicle, a tractor trailer.
According to the police report, Humphrey was ejected from the vehicle
and "trapped under [his vehicle]." He has been charged
with "careless driving [that] caused bodily injury."
Though the police reports note that Humphrey was ejected from the
vehicle, the Colorado State Patrol, which investigated the accident
at the scene, has not been able to advise glassBYTEs.com/AGRR
magazine how the ejection occurred. However, Trooper Nate Reid had
told glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine shortly after the
accident that a front-windshield ejection seemed likely.
"One would think if you hit someone all your momentum's going
to be moving forward, but [the accident narrative] doesn't say whether
he was ejected through the windshield," Reid said.
The vehicle Humphrey was driving is owned by Elite Auto Glass, a
Safelite company, according to the official police report. Humphrey
was taken to the Medical Center of the Rockies with serious injuries,
and, according to Safelite spokesperson Melina Metzger, he has since
"He is out of the hospital and in rehab," Metzger says.
Metzger had not responded to request for further comment at press
Though the representative of Johnson's Corner Service Center declined
to provide his last name, glassBYTEs.com/AGRR magazine
has located a Tanner Kaiser associated with Johnson's Corner Service
Center in various online sources, including his Facebook page.
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