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February 5, 2023

Rock throwing can kill

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This is a message to the rock-throwers of St Helena. It’s 9.30 at night, we’re travelling at 80kph down St Helena Hill, headlights pushing back the dark. Suddenly, out of nowhere a rock flashes into view and smashes into our car windscreen. Shards of glass shower the driver. The windscreen shatters into opaque crystals, completely blocking visibility.

Injured, shocked, unable to see the road, the driver loses control. The car careens onto the opposite side of the road and crashes into an oncoming vehicle. At a collision speed of 160 kph no one stands a chance.

To you rock-throwers who get an adrenaline rush by attacking unknown people in their cars, the message is clear: manslaughter.

Fortunately for you, the rock you threw smashed into the passenger side of our windscreen. We nearly lost control, but managed to pull over shocked and disbelieving. This happened on Friday (March 3) at St Helena, and was the second attack that night.

If anyone knows who was responsible please call the local police before a deadly tragedy occurs.


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