Lorry driver 'left with glass in his eyes' after slingshot fired at window near Maidstone

A lorry driver was taken to hospital after a fellow motorist reportedly drove up alongside him, lowered his window and fired a slingshot at him. The random attack on the A228 in Leybourne on Saturday (November 9) left the victim with an eye injury. A picture of the shocking damage caused was shared on Facebook and was shared more than 7,000 times in 48 hours.

A man, who described himself as the driver’s boss, posted the following message: “What is the UK coming to early this morning my driver was heading alone the A20 at 01.30 when a car came up his off side and opened the window and fired a sling shot at the truck and smashed the side window Kent weather: Flood alert issued for Kent amid Met Office weather warning Kingsdown: The Kent village that may cease to exist in 30 years  

“The driver ended up in hospital with glass in his eyes police came and took statement but had to leave him as they had struck again but this time the other truck had run off road. “If anybody travelling along the same road at same time and have any dash cam footage can PM me it would be grateful these scumbags have to be named and shamed.” Thankfully the driver was not badly hurt but Kent Police confirmed the incident has been reported.

A spokesman said: “Kent Police received a report of criminal damage to a lorry travelling on the A228 in West Malling. “The driver of the vehicle reported his window had been smashed whilst he was travelling near Leybourne. “Officers attended the scene where he had suffered an eye injury during the incident.

He received medical treatment from the South East Coast Ambulance Service.”

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