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Turnip thrown from overpass suspected of damaging semi-truck’s windshield

“Illinois police are investigating a report of an item believed to be a large turnip that was thrown at a semi truck from an overpass on Monday.

The incident occurred around 12:15 a.m. on May 18 near Lyndon, Illinois.

Truck driver Scott Coyle was eastbound on I-88 when someone threw an object off of the Yorktown Road overpass at his vehicle.

“Thankfully as a truck driver I tend to be more aware of my surroundings than the typical commuter so as I approached I noticed a figure in the darkness and my initial reaction was thinking about those who’ve had their lives ended or altered by people throwing rocks off overpasses but I resigned myself to believing it was just a sign only for that to change a split second later,” Coyle wrote in a social media post warning other truck drivers to use caution in the area.”

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There’s definitely truth to truck drivers needing more awareness when driving. After all, they aren’t able to stop quickly nor can they make tight corners easily. With all of the incidents you read about involving rocks thrown from overpasses, we understand why truckers fear the worst. Thankfully, the only damage sustained was to the truck’s windshield.

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