Trucker’s lucky escape as windscreen smashed after brick thrown off A66 bridge

A truck driver was lucky to walk away uninjured after a brick thrown at his lorry from a bridge smashed his windscreen.

The large rock was thrown from a pedestrian bridge over the A66 onto the carriageway on Tuesday (May 7) afternoon hitting his skip truck.

It happened near West Lane and Barnaby Avenue in Middlesbrough at about 2.20pm.

The rock smashed the windscreen leaving it undrivable and needing to be recovered.

The driver luckily walked away uninjured but was left “shaken and disturbed” by the incident, police said.

Officers are now trying to trace the person responsible for throwing the projectile.

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PC Richard Davison of Cleveland Police said: “Incidents like this can cause a collision and a serious injury, thankfully on this occasion the driver didn’t sustain any injuries however understandably he has been left shaken and disturbed by what happened.

“We are following numerous lines of enquiry to identify who is responsible and I am appealing to members of the public to come forward if they have information, CCTV or dash cam footage.”

A spokesperson for the Teesside force added: “If you have information please contact Cleveland Police on 101 quoting reference number 084010.”


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