Rock hurled at moving car in Preston injures mum

The passenger window was completely shattered
The passenger window was completely shattered

A Preston woman was injured after a rock was thrown at her car, smashing a window and narrowly missing her children in the back seat.

Claire Hughes says she was travelling along Riversway on Sunday, July 15 at around 3.20pm when the rock suddenly came through the passenger side window striking her in the face before it landed in the back seat.

The passenger window was completely shattered

The passenger window was completely shattered

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The mum says the rock completely shattered the window covering her in tiny shards of glass.

In a post to social media the upset mother expressed her shock at the incident.

She said: "To the people who thought it was fun or funny to throw a huge stone at our passing car, for it to completely shatter the whole passenger window and hit me straight in the face.

The stone could have caused serious injury

The stone could have caused serious injury

"I was covered in tiny thin shards of glass, it went into the back where our kids were and where the stone landed.

"We had to pull over, to clear it all as much as possible and get home as the police couldn’t do anything.

"I’m in shock and can’t actually believe what’s just happened. My face is killing."

Police confirmed they were investigating reports of the incident.

The mum was hit in the face by the rock

The mum was hit in the face by the rock

A spokesman said: "The car was reported to be travelling along the road when somebody threw a stone at the car and it has broken a window.

"A parent and child are reported to have been hit by glass."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1063 of July 15.