Parents of yobs who threw rock thrown from M62 bridge 'don't give a toss'

The parents of a gang of youths who sent a rock smashing through a windscreen from an M62 motorway bridge have been slammed by horrified readers. A lorry driver had an extremely narrow escape after the rock, hurled from the bridge by youths, smashed through his windscreen. Pictures shared by police on social media show how the rock was on a direct course to hit the driver, but luckily became lodged in the pane of glass.

The incident occurred on a stretch of the M62 in Huyton at around 2pm on Tuesday, August 20.

Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted pictures of a lorry struck by a rock on the M62

Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted the picture with the caption: “Parents, do you know what your children are up to? Some in Huyton have been throwing rocks off motorway bridges, luckily this HGV driver suffered no injuries on this occasion. “A car wouldn’t have been so fortunate.”

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The photos prompted an angry reaction from ECHO readers , who took to social media in their hundreds to share their outrage at the reckless incident.

Many people blamed the parents of those responsible, questioning whether they knew where their children were or what they were up to.

Parents of yobs who threw rock thrown from M62 bridge 'don't give a toss'Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted pictures of a lorry struck by a rock on the M62

Dave Traynor said: “Feral rats and I bet the parents don’t give a toss either. I dread a brick coming through my truck windscreen and I drive a petrol tanker. “Heaven forbid the aftermath if that happens.

Catch them and lock them up before the unthinkable happens.” John Billows said: “I bet their parents don’t have a clue what they are up to. Out of sight out of mind.

I was always brought up with my dad saying ‘would I be proud of what your doing while I’m not there and if the answer is no DON’T DO IT!!!’ “And the other saying was if I brought the police to the door don’t worry what they do to you worry what I’ll do to you when they’ve left. That was always enough to keep me in line.”

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Donna Jennings said: “Out sight out of mind – bet the parents wouldn’t even know where they are.

Hope the driver is okay.” Police issued an update shortly after the incident, tweeting: “Despite best efforts, offenders not caught. Do you have dash cam footage?

Occurred approx 2pm on M62 at CONEY LANE bridge. Four youths. “This could’ve been so much worse.

The driver is very shaken but okay. Contact us on 101 or via @MerPolCC @NWmwaypolice quote 19100465760.”

Parents of yobs who threw rock thrown from M62 bridge 'don't give a toss'Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted pictures of a lorry struck by a rock on the M62

Many readers shared their own upsetting stories of similar incidents, or described seeing the aftermath of the incident on the motorway. Brendan Sheerin said: “My mate Chris lost an eye to this and had half his face caved in by a block thrown off an M25 bridge earlier this year.

Thank God he lived. He has a wife and three young children. By a miracle he is still alive and able to work.”

Keith Lloyd said: “This has happened to me a few years ago while leaving the M62 at the Huyton exit, very frightening.” Terry Paul Hughes said: “Too many parents pretend their children are little angels, shouldn’t be protected by the law. Name and shame them and their parents too.”

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Annemarie Calvert said: “They should have CCTV on these bridges and these idiots should all be done for attempted murder as that sort of behaviour has killed people before and will again.”

Emma Louise said: “They need locking up poor fella going about his work and this happens to him.”

Claire Hilbert said: “Absolutely shocking!

We drove past this, and saw the state of the lorry – how he managed to drive it to safety and wasn’t injured is a miracle!”

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