Rock Thrown From Thor/Freya Overpass Crashes Through Driver's Windshield
by Lindsay Nadrich, KHQ Local News Reporter - email
SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane driver
received a scary surprise while driving on Interstate 90 Sunday. While on the
freeway near the Thor-Freya footbridge, a large rock fell from above, crashing
right through the young man's windshield. He says the only explanation was that
someone standing on the overpass threw the rock at oncoming cars.
The driver, college freshman
Nathan Breedlove says that if the rock had been any bigger, the damage would
have been a lot worse. He says he is just lucky that when the glass came through
the windshield, it did not hit him in the eyes.
Nathan was on his way home from
youth group with a full car when it happened.
"Driving under the
Thor-Freya bridge there was me, my sister, and two of her friends in the car and
just this big something hits my windshield and we didn't really know where it
came from at first," Nathan said. "We eventually concluded that it came from up
top in the bridge."
With the way the rock
smashed into the windshield, Nathan says you can tell it is not just from
another rock bouncing off someone else's car.
"The way that it hit,
it's deep like from the top, so you can actually kind of tell it came from the
top and not the front," Nathan said.
Although the rock did
not break through the windshield completely, he says it was enough to send glass
flying into his face.
could've been it if my eyes would've been impaired by the glass or anything like
that," Nathan said.
Nathan managed to keep everyone in the car safe.
"It was kind of scary,
I mean I was mostly just focusing on staying on the road and staying at the same
speed. You don't want to slow down on the freeway," Nathan said.
He reported the
incident to police, but as of right now, there is no way to know who threw it.
"I'm hoping someone
either knows who did this and reports those people to the police or that
basically people are keeping an eye on those bridges, so it doesn't happen to
anyone else," Nathan said.
Nathan was just home
for the weekend from college visiting his family. Now because of the cracked
windshield he may not be able to drive his car back to school.
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