A driver in Whistler says a piece of ice was thrown from a bridge onto her car this week, causing the windshield to shatter and shards of glass to hit her passenger and herself.

Whistler resident Jessica Purmal says the incident occurred at approximately 12:45 a.m. on March 15th. Purmal was driving along Gateway Boulevard when a man threw a piece of ice off a bridge, shattering the vehicle’s windshield and landing on her chest.


Photo: Supplied / Jessica Purmal


Purmal says paramedics spent the night removing glass from her face as well as her passenger, and that they also required their eyes to be flushed to remove glass and debris.

RCMP say the suspect is described as a Caucasian male, between 24-28 years of age, approximately 6’ 2” tall, wearing an orange shell type jacket, with it’s hood up and possibly spoke with an Australian accent. A witness to the event chased the man who fled from the scene south towards Earl’s restaurant before he was lost from view. Police say three other males were seen with the suspect, also believed to have Australian accents and are appealing to those men to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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