Lincoln
June 24, 2021 11.11 am

Dashcam captures moment rocks lobbed at cars from Lincoln bypass bridge

Another victim at the hands of bypass bridge yobs

“Please realise, someone could have died”, was the message from another Lincoln driver whose windscreen was smashed by stone throwers on a bridge over the city’s Eastern Bypass.

Alicia Sparks, 26, from Lincoln, was one of at least two drivers targeted by yobs who reportedly threw missiles from the Cherry Willingham footbridge.

Dashcam footage from Alicia’s car was shared with The Lincolnite, appearing to show at least two individuals on the bridge just before 8pm on June 21.

Rocks or stones can then be seen hurtling towards the car before her windscreen is shattered.

Luckily for Alicia, the window was smashed on the passenger side. The seat beside her was instantly showered with splinters of glass.

Glass rained down on the seat next to her. | Photo: Alicia Sparks

“I was aware of figures on the bridge, but my music was loud and it took me a few minutes to realise what had happened,” Alicia told The Lincolnite.

“I felt so stressed, and annoyed that I had been purposefully targeted, but thankful it wasn’t worse. Thank God it was the passenger side.

“What on earth was going through their heads? Someone could have died.”

| Photo: Alicia Sparks

| Photo: Alicia Sparks

As reported earlier, fellow bypass driver Shona Nelson ended up in hospital after her windscreen was shattered in the same spot.

Shona ended up in A&E with a suspected stroke due to the shock. “I was hyperventilating, and I couldn’t control my blood pressure either.

“I’m still in shock about what’s happened.”

People living in Cherry Willingham were outraged by the incident. “It’s pretty disgusting, and it’s a death waiting to happen”, one local resident told the BBC.


Update at 3pm on Friday, June 25 – Lincolnshire Police said: “Officers were called about an incident where rocks have been thrown off the Hawthorn Road footbridge over the new A15 Eastern bypass on to a passing car.

“These rocks have hit the windscreen of the car and caused substantial damage. This occurred at around 6.30pm on the 22 June. Thankfully no one was injured.

“We would like to appeal for any information that could assist with this investigation. If you witnessed this, or you have any dash cam footage, please call us on 101 with incident reference 362 of June 22.

“We would also like to issue a warning: This is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly. In this case, there were no injuries, but there is clearly the potential to cause a collision. We believe children were responsible. Please speak to your children about the dangers and consequences of such reckless actions.”

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