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      10-01-2021, 05:04 PM   #1
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Shattered windscreen

I live some 60 km south of Stockholm and tonight I was driving home doing around 130 km/h (80mph) in the dark. Suddenly there was a Big Bang and I was sprayed with glass from the windscreen. Somebody through a rock at my car from the overpass. I could stop the car safely even though the windscreen was shattered. I called 112 (911) and the police helped me out quickly. I'm so glad I had my glasses on otherwise I probably would have needed a ride to the ER. There is shattered glass all over the car and I had to get it towed since it was not safe to drive. Hopefully I will get it fixed quickly but the main thing here is that I'm ok.
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      10-01-2021, 07:44 PM   #2
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Suddenly there was a Big Bang and I was sprayed with glass from the windscreen. Somebody through a rock at my car from the overpass.
Yikes!! Glad you're ok and it's all easily repairable...

I've had a similar - but much smaller version! - happen to multiple cars on the freeways.

One was in Southern Germany when a car in front of me changed into my lane and just kept going right into the barrier kicking up all kinds of rocks. A bunch hit our windshield and eventually we had to replace it.

Another time, a semi-truck kicked up some giant thing as I saw it fly up and then wing around in a big arc right into our windshield with a WHAP! It was an oh-shit-DUCK! moment and more/less the same outcome as yours.

That said, whatever hit yours looks BIG ... but that just might be how it looks and it could've easily been a kicked up rock, bolt, or other road debris from a semi ... but it also could've been something off the overpass.
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Glad you're safe. Sucks to be in this position though.
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sad, really sad. glad you are ok
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Wow!! That’s dangerous.

Thank goodness you are ok
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Glad you're ok. Hopefully they catch those people.
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Pretty scary. Glad you're OK.
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Truly sorry to hear it and glad you are ok.
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that's a bad one - thank goodness you are ok
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OP, any more info on how it might have happened?
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Wow, that's awful. I thought people were idiots and inconsiderate in the USA. Looks like they're everywhere!
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Why would they even do that?! endangering someone's life

That's horrible. Glad you are okay.
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Good that you're ok. Also, good that it hit the windshield, which is easily replaceable, instead of your roof which is welded on and would have been a nightmare to replace.
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