Rock strikes driver in Hamil­ton


A woman has been taken to hospi­tal after a rock the size of a foot­ball came fly­ing through her wind­screen and into her lap.

The rock ended up in the front seat of the blue Toy­ota sedan after smash­ing di­rectly through the driver’s side of the wind­screen on the out­skirts of Hamil­ton on Mon­day morn­ing.

The woman was taken by am­bu­lance to hospi­tal with mod­er­ate in­juries fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent at 9.45am, Waikato Po­lice Se­nior Sergeant Mike Hen­wood said.

She also had fa­cial in­juries, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice me­dia spokesper­son.

Hen­wood said ini­tial re­ports were that a rock had fallen off the back of a truck and gone through the woman’s wind­screen. No other ve­hi­cles were in­volved.

It was un­clear ex­actly where the in­ci­dent had oc­curred but the woman had come to a stop just off State High­way 1, be­tween Cherry Lane and Seabrooke Lane, at Tama­here.

Hen­wood said po­lice were go­ing to speak with the woman at Waikato Hospi­tal.

A bunch of freshly made cup­cakes sat aban­doned in the pas­sen­ger seat.

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