FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — A young driver escaped certain death on the 210 Freeway Thursday after a large rock crashed through his windshield.
The accident happened in Fontana on the 210 Freeway.
The driver, a 24-year-old Glendora resident, was taken to a hospital.
Witnesses told CBS 2’s Crystal Cruz the rock went through the man’s windshield and also hit his steering wheel.
A passerby took photos of the crash aftermath.
The witness also said the rock hit the driver in the arm causing unknown injuries.
The passerby questioned whether a rock like that could have been road debris and still believes the rock might have been thrown onto the roadway because “it’s such a huge rock.”
Thursday evening, Cruz spoke to a Good Samaritan who came to the driver’s rescue.
“As I got closer I could see he had blood all over him,” said Jay Sullivan.
When he arrived on scene, Sullivan said he wasn’t sure what happened to the driver but knew he needed help.
“There were a handful of things in my mind,” Sullivan said ,”with a guy bleeding like he was. I thought he might have been shot. I had no idea.”
Despite all the blood and broken windshield, Sullivan knows the victim probably got off relatively light.
“Things could have been a whole lot worse for this fella,” he says.
Last month, several drivers complained that large rocks were thrown at their cars.
The driver in Fontana says he doesn’t know where the rock came from but knows even a small pebble can do damage.
“I’m a motorcycle rider, even a pebble on the road, even though I’m wearing a helmet and safety glasses could hit me in the forehead. hit me in the throat and that’s going to be a bad deal. That would have been catastrophic.”