Driver hurt as concrete block thrown from Telford bridge

Yobs hurled a concrete breeze block from a bridge in Telford sending it crashing into a pick-up truck, injuring the driver.

Student Callum Jackson with his damaged pick-up truck this afternoon
Student Callum Jackson with his damaged pick-up truck this afternoon

Yobs hurled a concrete breeze block from a bridge in Telford sending it crashing into a pick-up truck, injuring the driver.

Callum Jackson was smashed in the ribs by the block as it crashed through his windscreen covering him in shards of glass. Student Mr Jackson said the noise of the breeze black hitting his vehicle was like a ‘firework going off’.

Police said the 23-year-old was lucky not to have been killed in the incident.

Mr Jackson was driving home from Harper Adams University College in Edgmond, near Newport, along the A442 at the Wombridge interchange when the yobs struck at 10pm yesterday.

The block went through the windscreen before hitting Mr Jackson and landing in the back foretell. He suffered bruising.

Mr Jackson, an agriculture student from Worcester, said he was ‘amazingly lucky’ to be alive.

He said: “If there was a passenger in the car or if it had been thrown a couple of inches to the driver’s side it would have been a completely different situation today. It’s pretty scary when you sit and think about what happened.

“I was very lucky. I’m just grateful that nothing more serious happened.”

Chief Inspector Keith Gee, of Telford 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.

Contact Telford police on 101 with information.

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