Man Says Car Hit By Rock ‘Was Like a Bomb’

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LAKE COUNTY, OH -- Randy Lette in Eastlake said he was driving on S.R. 44 under a railroad bridge in Painesville when it hit him, or rather, his windshield.

"It seriously was like a bomb. I mean, with the glass, the smoke that comes out of the windshield. When it hit, it actually blew glass all over my truck," Lette said.

It happened Thursday around 5:30 p.m.

Lette said as he drove under the railroad crossing near Mentor Avenue, he saw three teenagers standing on the railroad overcrossing, throwing large rocks at vehicles below.

Lette was changing lanes when the big rock hit. So it smashed into the passenger's side instead of his side.

"You are trying to basically murder someone by doing this because it could have been a lot worse," Lette said.

A Lake County Sheriff's sergeant told FOX 8 News they have had problems on and off with kids throwing rocks from this overpass.

Lette said the deputy that responded for him said the problem has recently gotten worse.

"He said for the last three weeks, it's been pretty horrible," Lette said.

He worries the kids will throw a rock at a car and cause a deadly crash.

"I just wish they'd find other sports and other actions to do," Lette said.

Anyone with information is asking to call the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

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