Rocks smash windshields of cars on Coronado Bridge, injure driver

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SAN DIEGO - Two cars were damaged and a driver was injured when rocks crashed through the windshields crossing the Coronado Bridge, police said.

The cars were halfway across the bridge when large rocks went through their front windows just before midnight Tuesday, according to San Diego police.

One car was heading onto Coronado, while the other was leaving it, police said.

A driver was taken to a hospital with a chest injury, according to SDPD. He’s expected to recover.

Jesus Camacho says the same thing happened to him but on Sunday.

"Very loud. It sounded like a big splash, big impact,” said Jesus Camacho. "Like we got shot or something because, because look check the window,"

While driving across the bridge with his brother and nephew he says two rocks hit the windshield leaving two large holes. Tiny shards of glass are still scattered on the dashboard.

"We didn’t even know where it had come from, we didn’t even know if it was the car that passed us or if it came from the other side throwing rocks at the car," said Camacho.

California Highway Patrol  isn’t speculating but says at this point, CHP officers are now investigating seven similar reports on the bridge over the last five days.

“If this is an intentional act it’s totally different than an accidental kicked up debris or knocking things into the windshield. If somebody is deliberately going by and throwing rocks to try to hurt people that’s not a good thing. That’s what we have to find out,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Jake Sanchez.

As for Jesus, he’s grateful he and his family are safe but admits the incident has left him shaken.  Not to mention he’s now left dealing with the high cost of replacing his windshield.

"We go home a little happy and stuff and the next thing you know we get shot at or thrown rocks at, and that’s not cool," said Camacho. "That was very scary. Don’t do that, you know like, that’s not cool. That’s not nice. We could have gone to the hospital."

California Highway Patrol investigators were checking surveillance cameras in the area.

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