Dad and I had to run to Lafayette today, which is about an hour trip south. When we got just north of Lafayette on the Interstate, I got stuck behind some dude pulling a tree chipper. The chipper had no license plate on it, and from what I could tell at the time, neither did the truck.
After about 30 seconds of idling around 40mph in this 65mph zone, I saw something about the size of an egg thrown up in the air from his back left wheel. Since I had traffic on my tail and to my left, I had no choice but to keep going the same speed in that lane. Needless to say, the egg-sized object landed on my windshield, just below where the mirror mounts on, and now I have a pretty nice "bullseye" crack that is just asking to spider out across the windshield.
After the traffic around me got past, I pulled up beside the truck to confirm the lack of license plates, and to find there was absolutely no marking at all. Further inspection showed that the guy was not very friendly looking and would be stereotyped as a hot-headed redneck.
My windshield already had a crack on it that ran from side to side, but it was down below eye-level and didn't cause any problems. This new crack is going to spider out and be right in the face of both the driver and the passenger. I know from previous investigation that a new windshield would be about $150 installed. Now I just need to get the money around and get the stupid thing replaced.
- Posted by Siplus (Guest) on February 16, 2005 at 01:33:59PM
Stupid redneck driver.
- Posted by Jennz0rz (Guest) on February 16, 2005 at 02:45:31PM
- Posted by Dustin (Guest) on February 16, 2005 at 06:29:45PM