Michael Minch
The right windshield panel of the C Line bus was impacted by something Thursday evening Dec. 26, nearly coming through the glass and causing the passengers to have to change busses at the next stop. The incident occurred according to a Herald reader about a mile north of the West Seattle Bridge. What exactly hit the bus is unknown.

Reader Report: Metro Bus on C Line windshield smashed on viaduct

The Metro C Line bus was impacted by an unknown object at 7:55 pm Thursday night as it was headed southbound on the Alaskan Way Viaduct/SR 99, according to reader Michael Minch. The object smashed into and "nearly broke through" Minch said. He said he doubted it was a bird strike. "There is a tear like hole about 2 inches long in the center of the impact. Too dark and foggy for birds I think," Minch said.

The incident happened, "about a mile north of the West Seattle Bridge." He said the driver was doing the speed limit. The riders switched busses at the first stop off the bridge.

The bus continued up into West Seattle, despite the damage and Minch said it will go in for service to have a new windshield put in. It was not expected to impact service, "the next bus was only 10 minutes behind us."

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