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(NEW YORK) — A Massachusetts driver’s dash cam caught a terrifying side-effect of winter driving — when a chunk of ice flew off an SUV driving on the highway in front of Jeffrey Cote’s Saab, and smashed through his windshield.

The incident occurred at 8:45 in the morning of Dec. 30 — and the video of it has already attracted more than a million views on YouTube.

According to Cote’s YouTube post, the slab of ice destroyed his windscreen, and damaged his side mirror and windshield wiper — but the harrowing video also demonstrates how cool the driver stayed despite the icy intrusion. Cote calmly signals and pulls over from the left lane to the shoulder — despite his view was nearly totally obscured by shattered glass.

“If I had braked harder, I could have avoided impact,” Cote admitted, “but it initially appeared the piece was going to fall in front of me.”

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