- Nov 19, 2004
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He and two other yobs launched a number of missiles at cars, vans and lorries barrelling along the M1, smashing the windscreen of a Post Office lorry.
Glass shattered into the driver’s eye but fortunately has not left him with any permanent disability.
Police say the trio, captured on CCTV, were aged between 13 and 15, all wearing hoodies. The incident was one of eight recent occasions where rocks or stones were thrown from bridges over the motorway.
The latest one occurred on June 12 at about 8.40pm near the Luton Rugby Club at Slip End Road, Bedfordshire.
PC Charlie Pirie said: ‘It goes without saying how dangerous these incidents are. There has been expensive damage caused to the vehicles involved and three drivers have needed medical treatments for glass fragments in the eye, but fortunately none of the injuries have been serious.
‘However, it doesn’t take much to imagine what could have happened if one of these heavy goods vehicle drivers had lost control of his lorry.’
Three drivers have received medical treatment after glass fragments hurtled into their eyes, police said.
In one incident, an ambulance windscreen was smashed at one of the Luton motorway bridges.
This was one of five cases reported in a half hour period between 7.40pm and 8.15pm on June 8.
Detectives are trawling through other incidents that may be linked, including two lorry drivers who were targeted on May 19. Again, one reported getting glass in his eye.
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