Rock thrown from M62 motorway bridge smashes through lorry windscreen

A lorry driver had an extremely narrow escape after a rock hurled from a motorway bridge by youths smashed through his car 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 within the last hour.

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.”

The North West Motorway Police also added: “MC patrols currently assisting a HGV driver on the M62 that has had his truck damaged by youths throwing bricks from an over bridge.

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“Thankfully no injuries on this occasion.” Images of the damage prompted fury among online commenters.

Damage caused after a rock was hurled off a motorway on the M62 bridge in Huyton

A tweet from @GSDUK said: “Attempted murder in my eyes.”

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@themrs90576858 said: “This is disgusting behaviour. We were all a bit naughty as kids but this is another level!

Take these little s**** to a mortuary and then a cell.

Tell them they will end up in one or the other!”

@Royalspectator tweeted: “Absolutely terrifying & so pointless.”

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