Rock thrown from overpass narrowly misses couple

The couple escaped injury

A brick thrown from an overpass smashed into Zach Morgan's windshield, Mar. 31, 2016 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — For the second time this month, a car traveling on I-84 was hit by a brick thrown from an overpass.

Zach Morgan and his pregnant fiance walked away unharmed after the brick fell from above and hit their windshield Tuesday night. The couple says it came from the 12th Avenue overpass.

A brick thrown from an overpass smashed into Zach Morgan's windshield, Mar. 31, 2016 (KOIN)
A brick thrown from an overpass smashed into Zach Morgan’s windshield, Mar. 31, 2016 (KOIN)

“It sounded like what I would imagine a shotgun to be,” Morgan said. “It’s frightening to think about having a baby on the way in less than a month and potentially not being here to see that happen.”

Earlier this month, Thomas Bennett was seriously injured when a 4-pound rock thrown from the 33rd Avenue overpass busted his mail truck’s windshield.

Morgan says he wonders why this type of incident happened twice in such a short amount of time, and why authorities aren’t doing anything about it.

But police tell KOIN 6 News there isn’t much they can do.

“There is no call to action to make when you don’t have any suspect information, it’s just the reality, there is nothing to go on, other than someone threw something over a bridge,” Portland Police Sgt. Pete Simpson said.

Simpson says if you see someone throw something off an overpass, call 911. Also contact police if you see anything suspicious elsewhere.

“If you see something on social media about a kid posting about what great fun he had the night before, throwing a rock off a bridge, we’d like to hear about it,” he said.

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