Driver injured after man throws sandbags from overpass, police say

Man arrested after throwing sandbags from overpass, injuring driver

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — A driver was injured Sunday after a man threw multiple sandbags from an overpass and hit the vehicle she was driving, investigators said.

Michigan State Police said a man got into a crash, and as he was walking from the accident he came across several 40-pound bags of concrete for use in construction work on the overpass, WNEM reported.

The man started throwing the bags from the overpass. One of the bags smashed through a vehicle’s windshield, causing the driver to crash. The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

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A passing driver picked up the man and gave him a ride home, investigators said. During the ride, the man told the driver about throwing the sandbags. After dropping the man off, the driver called authorities.

The man, who has not been identified, was arrested and charged with felonious assault causing great bodily harm and/or impairment, damage to private property and throwing objects at a motor vehicle causing injury.

FILE PHOTO: A driver was injured Sunday after a man threw multiple sandbags from an overpass and one sandbag hit the vehicle she was driving, investigators said.
FILE PHOTO: A driver was injured Sunday after a man threw multiple sandbags from an overpass and one sandbag hit the vehicle she was driving, investigators said. (Mark Thompson/Getty Images)