It's a scary scenario and something drivers have no control over. An Amsterdam woman's windshield was damaged after she says someone dropped a rock from an overpass. Our Erin Connolly has more.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- It's a scary scenario and something drivers have no control over. An Amsterdam woman's windshield was damaged after she says someone dropped a rock from an overpass.
Julia Maxwell says she was driving on 890 west between exits 6 and 5 when a rock thrown off a bridge crashed into her windshield. Luckily, Maxwell says she was able to steer her car to safety on the shoulder and was unhurt.
Maxwell says she refuses to drive in that area at night anymore for fear that next time, she won't be as lucky.
"With Craig Street Bridge being so close to downtown, I would think that it would be in the best interest of politicians and maybe even the mayor to look into protecting the millions of dollars that they've put into revitalizing downtown. I don't want to go downtown if this continues to happen and I'm sure many other people feel the same way," Maxwell said.
"We're looking to find anyone that we could speak with that may have seen something, whether or not they were responsible for it, for committing these acts. But in this case, we found absolutely no one that we could even speak with that may have witnessed what had happened," said Schenectady Police Chief Brian Kilcullen.
Schenectady police say they have seen similar incidents in the past, but that this specific act is isolated. If you have any information you're asked to call Schenectady Police.