Rock thrown at windscreen

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A motorist is lucky to have avoided a serious crash after what is thought to be a dangerous prankster threw a rock at her car windscreen.

A motorist is lucky to have avoided a serious crash after what is thought to be a dangerous prankster threw a rock at her car windscreen.

Deborah Maddison of Sleaford told The Standard how her work colleague was driving to work on the morning of Thursday March 24 at around 5.20am on the A15 between Sleaford and Lincoln when the terrifying incident occurred.

She said: “A car was coming towards her on the opposite side of the road with full beam on. So, as a lot of us do, she flashed her lights to make them aware that the full beam was on.

“As the car approached the driver still didn’t turn them off so she flashed again. Next thing she had an object thrown at her window.”

Extremely shaken by the ordeal, she believed it was a rock or a brick.

Deborah said: “She still can’t believe it and how she managed to keep her car on the road as it hit the glass right in front of her.”

Her friend reported it to the police who she says have been very helpful. They have checked roadside cameras but have found nothing yet.

Deborah said: “She is unsure why it happened, why they were carrying such an object at that time of morning. She is also unsure whether it was the driver or someone else in the car, but she wants to make people aware of what happened as it could have been a lot worse. And they may strike again.”

The incident bears the hallmarks of an old internet trend or alleged gang initiation where, it is claimed, drivers have been dared to target the first motorist who flashes them to dip their lights or turn their lights on.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed the incident had been reported to them in which the windscreen of a Vauxhall Corsa was damaged while travelling on the A15.

She said the incident was reported to have occurred on Sleaford Road near Waddington, saying: “It was reported that she flashed her lights at a vehicle travelling the other way to let the driver know their lights were on full beam. Shortly after an item hit her windscreen and caused it to smash.

“We have been making enquiries to try and trace the other driver and establish whether the damage was accidental or not. If you have any information in relation to this incident please contact us via the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 62 of 24/03/2016. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”