Freeway overpass rock throwing incidents on rise in Western Washington

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) warns drivers to be careful driving under freeway overpasses because of numerous rock throwing incidences in Western Washington lately. A rock landing on a motor vehicle can cause a serious or fatal car accident.

The WSP says there were three rock throwing incidents in Lakewood and three in Tacoma last night and 25 events in Pierce County alone in the past two months.

The WSP does not consider rock throwing off of overpasses a prank. Sometimes, there can be deadly results. Two teens face murder charges after a woman in North Carolina, Alicia Thomas, died after being hit with a rock that went through the windshield in the car she was a passenger in.

According to a report by Seattle’s KING 5.com, teens are often the culprits in rock throwing incidents. The WSP plans to visit area high schools to educate teenagers about the dangers of throwing rocks.

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