A 29-year-old South Boston woman was injured when a reflector that was supposed to be embedded in the road flew into the air and smashed her windshield on Interstate 93 in Wilmington this morning, State Police said.
The woman was traveling on Interstate 93 northbound in Wilmington at about 9 a.m. when the reflective lane marker hit the windshield of her Audi A4 sedan, according to State Police spokesman Dave Procopio.
The broken glass injured her face, and she was treated on the scene, said Procopio.
The marker involved in the accident is an older model, said Massachusetts Department of Trasnportation spokesman Mike Verseckes.
The older objects are being phased out because other similar problems have been reported. Verseckes said the markers are raised and during snow storms snowplows can dislodge them.
“We realized that in a state that gets as much snow as Massachusetts does, that wasn’t good,” said Verseckes.
The markers are used to help drivers distinguish between lanes at night or during storms, he said.Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp