Woman hurt when piece of bridge smashes through windshield

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>>>The photo has been blurred due to excessive blood

>>>Edited to correct day of event to Wednesday

UPDATE: Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth says they don’t deal with these kinds of incidents that often.

In this case, the woman was able to pull over and cal the police for help.

The Sheriff tells us, something like this, is just the wrong place..wrong time.

“The timing of this couldn’t be any worse for the person driving this car. The piece of concrete had to fall at the exact same time she had to be traveling. Going the exact right speed for this to go through her windshield. I don’t think there is anyone out there who can see the future and know these types of things are going to happen.” Said Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth, Ingham County.

M-DOT officials inspected the bridge, removed a few pieces, and re-opened the road.

M-DOT also plans to install a wood safety deck, called a false deck.

That will be under the bridge.



A Jackson woman is recovering today from injuries she suffered when a chunk of concrete fell from a bridge Wednesday morning and crashed through her windshield.

The 38-year-old woman was driving north on US-127 just before 8:00 a.m. when she went under the Barnes Road overpass in Vevay Township.

It was then that the piece of bridge smashed through her windshield and struck the woman on the head.

She was taken to a local hospital and her non- life threatening injuries were treated.

The overpass is being inspected by MDOT crews. The bridge was earlier identified by MDOT as a one of 12 on US-127 as “structures in need of attention”. It was last inspected in June 2018 and rated in “fair” condition then.

This particular bridge near Mason was already slated for rebuilding in 2023.

Just two days ago 6 News rode along with lieutenant governor Garlin Gilchrist and MDOT officials on a rolling inspection of roads and bridges in mid-Michigan.

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