Woman's Car Struck by Brick While Driving ON Green Valley Road

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 06, 2017 / comments

Jennifer Emery: · 
"Just making everyone aware last night on Green Valley going past the community center heading west, someone threw a rock or a brick into my windshield as we were passing each other. I know it was that because CHP told me it happened to another lady on Ponderosa Rd right before me and she had to go to the the ER!! I was luckily unhurt but it could have been way worse. I was able to give them a brief description but it was 10 at night so idk if they'll get the person(s). I guess it's happened to others too in the past few weeks. Everyone please be careful!"

[Natalie Brunell, KCRA 3]

Incident happened on Green Valley Road Thursday.

Jennifer Emery was driving on Green Valley Road near Ponderosa High School Thursday night, when suddenly something came crashing into her windshield from the opposite side of the road.

“I was in shock when it happened. I wasn't sure what it was that hit me,” Emery said. "It scared the living devil out of me."

Luckily, the object hit the passenger side of the windshield.

“It ripped a hole through the windshield and it was raining that night,” Emery said. “That's assault. I mean they very well could have killed me or injured me greatly.”

Emery said glass went everywhere, but she was unharmed.

“I'm very lucky that I didn't get glass in my eyes,” she said. “I panicked, but I was able to stay on the road.”

She pulled over and called the CHP, recalling a raised pickup truck that drove by her just before the impact.

“It was an older-model off-white truck, it had a roof rack like a construction rack and it had a black stripe on the side of it,” Emery said.

Emery believes the item they threw was a brick.

“There was brick dust on the actual window, and you could see where it hit the hood there was a sharp dent where it bounced up,” Emery said.

She said the CHP officer told her she was the second victim that night.

“She had to go to the hospital. I guess she had glass in her neck,” Emery said.

While she waits for her car to be fixed, she hopes someone comes forward with information to help find who did this in her community.

“Everybody knows everybody in this town,” Emery said. “I don’t know what kind of person would think to do something like this.”