Brick Thrown From Roadside Seriously Injures Area Woman

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COOLIDGE (July 16, 2014) Coolidge Police Chief Pat Williams is looking for three to four people suspected of throwing bricks at passing cars including one that sent a woman to a local hospital.

The woman was seriously injured shortly after midnight Saturday when a 20-pound brick thrown from the side of the road struck her in the head, Williams said.

The 30-year-old woman, whose 7-year-old daughter was with her, was able to bring her car to a stop after she was struck, Williams said.

She was flown to a Waco hospital, he said.

Her name and information about her condition weren’t available Wednesday, but Williams dismissed rumors that she died.

Two other vehicles were hit by bricks as well, but the drivers escaped with scrapes and scratches, he said.

Williams detained an 18-year-old suspect for questioning Tuesday night, but the handcuffed teenager was able to escape and remains at large.

“The suspect I cuffed last night is well known to us here with a juvenile record and it shouldn’t be long before we catch up with him,” he said Wednesday.

The incidents have shocked residents of the Limestone County farming community of about 860 residents.