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RCMP say rocks thrown from overpass in Surrey, B.C., damaging vehicles

Rocks tossed from overpass

The RCMP say there have been several dangerous incidents recently where rocks have been thrown from an overpass on Highway 99 in south Surrey, B.C.

The Mounties say the rocks were thrown from a pedestrian overpass between the 32nd Avenue and King George Boulevard exits and have struck vehicles, but no one has been injured.

Vehicles that have been damaged include a bus, and police say in one incident, a rock the size of a baseball was found.

The first of the three incidents happened on the evening of Nov. 26 when a semi-truck and the bus were damaged.

The next one happened at night three days later when two semi-trucks were damaged.

The most recent incident was on Tuesday at 10:20 p.m., which also resulted in two semi-trucks being damaged.

"Throwing objects off of the overpass has the potential to cause serious or even fatal injuries to the occupants of vehicles," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Vanessa Munn says in a news release.

Police say the overpass connects to several walking paths in the area and they are asking anyone with information to contact them.



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