Franklin man urging drivers to stay alert after rock was thrown onto his windshield on I-65

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Franklin man is warning others after he said someone threw a rock at his car while driving on an interstate, causing significant damage.

Paul Brown said: ‘As soon as I started going under the overpass and this one crashed and hit my windshield.

The rock was about the size of a softball and shattered his car’s windshield on impact. Brown explained that it happened in his driveway to Franklin on I-65.

“I thought maybe it was a gunshot and then I could see a rock in the windshield,” Brown said, showing the extent of the damage the rock caused. “This, and it was just seasoned, my son had to pry it out of there.”

Brown told News 2, at the time, he thought it was a gunshot nearby until the rock fell. He remembers seeing someone standing on an overpass but doesn’t think anything dangerous will happen next.

“Keep your car in your lane, keep it in check and keep it in your lane, because if it weren’t for that much traffic, there would be a lot of cars. [crash]’ Brown said.

Now, Brown is warning others to stay alert on the roadway.

“I’m surprised anyone thinks it’s a good idea. If it was only a few feet higher, I could have been killed. I was lucky there were no passengers in my car, because even though the rock didn’t get in, the passenger’s seat was completely covered in broken glass,” Brown explained.

Cracks are still visible on the windshield and the glass is still strewn all over the car, but he is taking the whole thing with a grain of salt with an emphasis on the positives.

“I showed this to my uncle and he told me it was my lucky stone. I’m lucky it didn’t kill me,” Brown said.

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