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Woman’s Injuries Show Cars’ Vulnerability To Rocks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass.

Middle school language arts teacher Sharon Budd was a passenger in a vehicle traveling through central Pennsylvania last week when a rock dropped through the windshield.

A PennDOT spokesman says such attacks are rare, but the highway agency has begun evaluating the incident with state police to see if there’s some sort of action they can take in response.

Pennsylvania State Police don’t collect data specifically on rock-throwing incidents. But they say the number of those incidents is falling over the past few years.

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