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OC Woman Escapes Injury As Softball-Sized Rock Is Thrown Through Car Window

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PALM SPRINGS (CBSLA.com) — An Orange County woman escaped injury Saturday morning when a softball-sized rock was through through her rear passenger window while she drove into Palm Springs.

The rock barely missed a passenger who was asleep in the back seat, said police.

The unidentified woman was driving on Highway 111 just after 1 a.m. Saturday with two children in the car, two girls, one aged 6 and the other 13.

The victim told officers she was driving about 50 miles per hour when someone hurled a rock through the window, said Palm Springs police Lt. Mike Kovaleff.

The rock barely missed the 6-year-old and ended up wedged into the right rear seat about an inch above the girl’s head. The shattered glass caused a minor cut to one of the girls’ feet, Kovaleff said.

Officers found several large rocks in both the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 111. Police recovered evidence and suspect the rock-throwers ran to a nearby gated community, he said.

No suspects were found, Kovaleff said.

Officials asked anyone with information about the case to call the Palm Springs Police Department at (760) 323-8115 or Valley Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.

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