Rock thrown from A27 bridge over M3 motorway at Chilworth hits car

Daily Echo: The M3 junction with the M27 The M3 junction with the M27

A MOTORIST had a lucky escape after a rock was thrown from a motorway bridge and hit his car.

Miraculously the rock hit the sunroof of the Renault Megane causing damage but no injury to the 27-year-old driver from Bournemouth.

Police are investigating the incident that happened as the motorist drove along the M3 motorway under the A27 bridge at Chilworth.

Officers are warning people not to throw items off bridges. A police spokesman said: “It is highly dangerous and it could cause a serious accident. Anyone who does it will also find themselves having to face the consequences of their actions.”

Police are also appealing for any information about the incident that happened around 8pm on January 4 to help them identify those responsible.

They are asked to contact PC Mike Duke at Eastleigh Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Pikey Pete says...

Police have said. "It is dangerous to do this...!!!"

Well that's it everyone will just have to stop doing it.

What else its there to do in Chilworth.
Police have said. "It is dangerous to do this...!!!" Well that's it everyone will just have to stop doing it. What else its there to do in Chilworth. Pikey Pete

1:57pm Wed 9 Jan 13

originalsfc says...

Is it 100% that it was thrown from a bridge ?


The worst offenders are low loaders carrying plant and aggregate trucks with distorted tail gates.............yo
u can be 200m behind them and get smashed as stones bounce off them
Is it 100% that it was thrown from a bridge ? The worst offenders are low loaders carrying plant and aggregate trucks with distorted tail gates.............yo u can be 200m behind them and get smashed as stones bounce off them originalsfc

2:11pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

Is he ok? Loved him in Scorpion King
Is he ok? Loved him in Scorpion King Lockssmart

2:12pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Linesman says...

This is not the first time that I have read of objects being thrown from bridges over motorways.

As authorities make enough money out of motorists, the should either install cameras to check who is on the bridge, or erect high, small-mesh fencing along them.
This is not the first time that I have read of objects being thrown from bridges over motorways. As authorities make enough money out of motorists, the should either install cameras to check who is on the bridge, or erect high, small-mesh fencing along them. Linesman

3:07pm Wed 9 Jan 13

repcosy says...

Linesman wrote:
This is not the first time that I have read of objects being thrown from bridges over motorways.

As authorities make enough money out of motorists, the should either install cameras to check who is on the bridge, or erect high, small-mesh fencing along them.
Ive seen quite a few of them recently being caged in down Portsmouth way towards Havant. Says it all really!
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: This is not the first time that I have read of objects being thrown from bridges over motorways. As authorities make enough money out of motorists, the should either install cameras to check who is on the bridge, or erect high, small-mesh fencing along them.[/p][/quote]Ive seen quite a few of them recently being caged in down Portsmouth way towards Havant. Says it all really! repcosy

4:00pm Wed 9 Jan 13

boobooj says...

Lockssmart wrote:
Is he ok? Loved him in Scorpion King
This.
[quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Is he ok? Loved him in Scorpion King[/p][/quote]This. boobooj

5:05pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Ginger_cyclist says...

repcosy wrote:
Linesman wrote:
This is not the first time that I have read of objects being thrown from bridges over motorways.

As authorities make enough money out of motorists, the should either install cameras to check who is on the bridge, or erect high, small-mesh fencing along them.
Ive seen quite a few of them recently being caged in down Portsmouth way towards Havant. Says it all really!
It would also help deter people from jumping off such bridges.
[quote][p][bold]repcosy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: This is not the first time that I have read of objects being thrown from bridges over motorways. As authorities make enough money out of motorists, the should either install cameras to check who is on the bridge, or erect high, small-mesh fencing along them.[/p][/quote]Ive seen quite a few of them recently being caged in down Portsmouth way towards Havant. Says it all really![/p][/quote]It would also help deter people from jumping off such bridges. Ginger_cyclist

6:32pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

boobooj wrote:
Lockssmart wrote:
Is he ok? Loved him in Scorpion King
This.
No 'that'
[quote][p][bold]boobooj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lockssmart[/bold] wrote: Is he ok? Loved him in Scorpion King[/p][/quote]This.[/p][/quote]No 'that' Lockssmart

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