Motorist Hurt When Someone Tosses Pumpkin From Indiana Overpass

Bob Roberts
November 14, 2018 - 3:49 pm

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Indiana State Police in the Michigan City area are warning motorists to be on the lookout for pumpkins plunging from overpasses.   

Three times in the past week, someone has tossed pumpkins from bridges at oncoming cars. Two have been at the North Goldring Road overpass on the Indiana Toll Road about five miles east of Michigan City. 

In the latest attack, the pumpkin crashed through the driver's side windshield. The 64-year-old motorist inside, Susan Brown of Edwardsburg, lost control of her Chevy and crashed into a ditch. 

Her injuries were minor.      

All three attacks occurred in darkness between 8:44 p.m. and midnight.   

Police say throwing objects from an overpass can cause injuries as well as death. Anyone caught committing this crime can be charged with Criminal Mischief, a misdemeanor, or Overpass Mischief, a felony, if the victim sustains injuries.