Lucky escape for concrete smash driver

Worcester News: LUCKY: Callum Jackson LUCKY: Callum Jackson

A COUNTY driver has been injured after a concrete block was dropped on to his car from a bridge.

Callum Jackson, 23, and from Stoulton, was driving along the A442 in Telford, Shropshire, when the block smashed through his windscreen, brushed past him and landed on the rear seat of his car as he travelled under the Stafford Road bridge.

He suffered bruising to his ribs and was left shaken by the incident, police said.

The driver was able to maintain control of the car and pulled over on to the hard shoulder where he contacted the police.

West Mercia Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 10pm last night, to contact them.

They are keen to speak to a lorry driver who was on the road at the same time who may have witnessed the incident.

Officers are also examining CCTV footage to identify any possible suspects.

Chief Inspector Keith Gee, from West Mercia Police, said: "Throwing anything, especially concrete blocks, at passing vehicles is an extremely dangerous practice and could result in a serious road traffic collision and of course death.

"The driver on this occasion was extremely lucky he was not injured more severely and that he was able to keep control of his vehicle. It was also extremely lucky that there were no passengers in the car."

• See tomorrow's Worcester News for more.

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9:08am Sat 18 Feb 12

yellow flower says...

Isn't it about time they designed some sort of ledge to go under bridges to stop this from happening!
Isn't it about time they designed some sort of ledge to go under bridges to stop this from happening! yellow flower
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11:26am Sat 18 Feb 12

Jabbadad says...

How about designing a Law which means that those who throw dangerous objects off both Railway and Road Bridges should be charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER, or INTENT TO KILL.?
How about designing a Law which means that those who throw dangerous objects off both Railway and Road Bridges should be charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER, or INTENT TO KILL.? Jabbadad
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2:27pm Sat 18 Feb 12

WilkoJ says...

Jabbadad wrote:
How about designing a Law which means that those who throw dangerous objects off both Railway and Road Bridges should be charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER, or INTENT TO KILL.?
I totally agree, although the perpetrators will merely deny such intent saying that they only done it for a laugh or that there is nothing else for them to do.

As with most criminal activities, those responsible will either not be caught or if they are, they'll either get a slap on the wrists or a jail sentence that is either reduced or suspended.

It is about time the government and justice system focussed on sorting out this country's social issues and all too frequent criminal behaviour rather than concentrating on the woes and business of other nations.
[quote][p][bold]Jabbadad[/bold] wrote: How about designing a Law which means that those who throw dangerous objects off both Railway and Road Bridges should be charged with ATTEMPTED MURDER, or INTENT TO KILL.?[/p][/quote]I totally agree, although the perpetrators will merely deny such intent saying that they only done it for a laugh or that there is nothing else for them to do. As with most criminal activities, those responsible will either not be caught or if they are, they'll either get a slap on the wrists or a jail sentence that is either reduced or suspended. It is about time the government and justice system focussed on sorting out this country's social issues and all too frequent criminal behaviour rather than concentrating on the woes and business of other nations. WilkoJ
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