Woman: Concrete fell on car from NY highway overpass

Myra Flores (Image: WABC-TV)

LARCHMONT, N.Y. (AP) — A woman is hospitalized with eye and facial injuries after she says a piece of concrete smashed through her car windshield from a highway overpass.

WABC says Mrya Flores, of Stamford, Connecticut, required 15 stitches following the Saturday incident on I-95 in Larchmont.

The 27-year-old nursing student was a passenger in the car driven by her husband.

She says it happened at the Chatsworth Avenue overpass.

It wasn’t clear why the concrete came loose.

The Thruway Authority said in a statement that the bridge was found to be structurally sound in its last bi-annual inspection. But it says the bridge “was impacted by severe winter weather like many roads and bridges across the state.”

It said it was accelerating the next scheduled inspection of the bridge.

___

Information from: WABC-TV, http://www.7online.com

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s