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Miracle escape for family as rock hurled from motorway bridge at car

Worcester Editorial 30th Jul, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A FAMILY of four had a lucky escape after a rock was thrown at their car from a motorway bridge near Worcester.

Caroline and Craig Bradley and their two children, aged one and three, were travelling northbound on the M5 just before midnight on Monday (July 28) when the missile was launched at their vehicle.

Miraculously, the rock bounced off the windscreen of the Vauxhall Zafira and no one was hurt.

Caroline, who was driving to the family home in south Birmingham after a camping holiday in Somerset, told the Observer: “We had just gone past Junction 7 and under the bridge when we heard an almighty bang.

“It was then we realised that the rock had hit the windscreen.

“Craig looked around and saw someone on the bridge but he could not make out much more than that.”

She said from the white residue left behind on the car, it is thought it could have been a breeze block.

“It was a miracle it didn’t break through the windscreen – maybe it was because of the roadworks and the fact we weren’t going that fast at the time,” she added.

“We were so lucky and still can’t believe it has happened – it’s just a crazy thing for someone to do.”

West Mercia Police have launched an investigation into the incident and have urged anyone who saw anything – either on the carriageway or the bridge – to get in touch with officers.

Any witnesses or anyone else with information should call police on 101.

Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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