Woman Escapes Serious Injury After Cinderblock Drops on Car

7:35 PM, Oct 17, 2013   |    comments
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Richland County, SC (WLTX) -- A Midlands woman is counting her blessings after narrowly escaping a car crash that an unknown person tried to cause.

"It sounded like a gunshot. It was a very loud 'bam,'" said Jessica Meeh.

During the middle of the day on Monday, someone threw a large rock off an I-20 overpass in Columbia and hit the side of Meeh's car.  

Meeh believed that only due to some quick thinking did the situation not turn out much worse.

"It makes me feel angry that somebody would do that to somebody," Meeh said, adding that the incident could have taken her life.

Meeh was driving to work, heading west on I-20 when she exited toward I-26.

"I looked up at the bridge and I saw a guy standing on the bridge, and I just couldn't believe that he had a cinder block in his hand," said Meeh. "All of a sudden he smiled and let the brick go."

But as the rock fell she was able to swerve at the last second,  hitting her drivers side door, shattering the window, and causing an estimated $1,254 damage.

She said she did not owe any money on her 2003 Jeep Liberty, and the incident makes her angry not just for that reason, but because she feared for her life.

Meeh's coworker drives the same way to work and worries about whomever is responsible doing the same thing again.

"It was alarming," said Meeh's coworker, Christie McCray, "so I was kind of pushed back because I travel that same way to work everyday."

A spokesman for the Richland County Sheriff's Department said when they find whomever is responsible, they will charge them with attempted murder.

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