Falling ice damages car; railroad says bridge has no issues

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) A Royalton man says his car was damaged after an object fell through his windshield from a bridge on Route 107 in Bethel.

Chris Decoteau says he and his passenger were covered in glass. No one was hurt, but the car had about $500 in damages.

Decoteau reached out to the New England Central Railroad, the company that runs the bridge to pay to get it fixed.

He says he wasn't successful and is now asking the company to take measures to prevent this from happening again.

We reached out to NECR and they say there have been two cars damaged by "falling ice" this winter.

As for reimbursing drivers, officials say the bridge was inspected and no issues found. NECR adds that the correct procedure in such cases is for motorists to handle claims through their insurance.