Items Thrown From Overpasses
|Article and link||Location||Date of Article|
|Pumpkin thrown from overpass busts truck windshield (link)||Creek Turnpike in Broken Arrow, OK||November 3, 2011|
|Driver inhaled glass when pumpkin crashed through windshield (1)||Hagerman Road overpass, I-380, near Cedar Rapids, Iowa||October 10, 2011|
|Rocks thrown from overpass damages three trucks (2)||Highway 401, Ontario, CAN||September 16, 2011|
|Teens Who Threw Cups, Causing Crash, Could Face Felony (link)||Ozaukee County, Wisconsin||August 24, 2011|
|Concrete thrown over I-75 overpasses (video) (link)||I-75 near Ohio border, Monroe County, Ohio||August 24, 2011|
|Thrown rocks damage vehicles along I-64 (3)||Pines Chapel bridge, I-64,
I-264 in Portsmouth
|August 16, 2011|
|Two arrested for throwing objects off overpass, hitting vehicles (link)||Overpass at milepost 23 on I-57 in Pulaski County, Illinois||February 18, 2011|
It appears from a May 9, 2012 article that items thrown out of vehicle windows can also do damage to trucks and truckers. Another article said it was a paper cup.(4)
Money saving tip: If you see people standing on an overpass, see if you can switch lanes.
Be aware of sudden slowdowns or braking on the road in front of you near overpasses.
Make sure that your windshield is made of "shatterproof" material.
If you know of more money saving tips for this article, contact us.
1. http://thegazette.com/2011/10/10/driver-inhaled-glass-when-pumpkin-crashed-through-windshield/ (no longer online)
2. http://cd989.com/2011/09/rocks-thrown-from-overpass-damages-three-trucks/ (no longer online)
3. http://www.fox43tv.com/dpps/news/local/hampton/wavy-thrown-rocks-damage-vehicles-along-i-64-al_3914637 (no longer online)
4. http://www.myfoxal.com/story/18310791/paper-cup-shatters-windshield-of-truck-driver (no longer online)
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