A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was injured while driving on Highway 57 in Diamond Bar on Wednesday evening, April 27, after a padlock struck and damaged the windshield of a sheriff’s vehicle , according to the sheriff’s department.
The incident happened around 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on northbound Highway 57 near Pathfinder Road, said Deputy Miguel Meza-Palomo, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department. Two Metrolink deputies were driving when the lock came from a vehicle traveling southbound on 57, the sheriff’s department said.
“(A deputy) saw the vehicle throw something at their vehicle,” Meza-Palomo said.
Sheriff’s deputies say a bolt went through their windshield and injured a deputy on 57 North @ Pathfinder. You can see the damage to the windshield, but the glass hasn’t completely shattered. It’s unclear what happened, but it may have been debris thrown off the road by a car @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/Dw8CFHhRB3
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) April 28, 2022
The impact “shattered” the windshield and shards of glass injured the deputy, Meza-Palomo said. It was not immediately known which MP was injured or the extent of his injuries.
No suspicious information was available, Meza-Palomo said.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, Deputy David Yoo said.