Four suspects in Danville, Pennsylvania, are accused of dropping a soccer-ball sized rock through a vehicle's windshield, severely injuring a passenger inside. The incident occurred on July 10 as the victim was riding with her husband and daughter from Ohio to New Jersey on a business trip. The 52-year-old woman, a teacher in Ohio, suffered life-threatening traumatic brain injuries when she was struck by the massive rock. Two teens, ages 17 and 18, are facing criminal charges including aggravated assault in connection with the incident, and two other younger suspects have also been questioned.
The woman's daughter was behind the wheel of their vehicle at the time of the collision, which happened around midnight. As they drove under an overpass, the suspects reportedly threw the 8-pound rock into the vehicle below, crashing through the vehicle and striking the victim in the head. Although the family quickly called 911, responders were not able to get to the scene for 20 minutes, a period the family members describe as agonizing.