Multiple Car Windows Chipped, Cracked or Shattered Near Fortuna This Last Week
Multiple moving vehicles have been damaged in the last week near Fortuna between the Kenmar Exit and Palmer Blvd. Most have occurred on Hwy 101. Jenni Gans posted on a social media site that today she was traveling northbound from Kenmar exit to around Palmer Boulevard. “I heard a loud pop and saw that my windshield had been hit,” she wrote. “…[T]here was only one car in front of me and it was about 6 car lengths ahead…whatever hit my windshield landed pretty hard.”
Gans said that normally she would not have thought much about it but last week a coworker’s boyfriend was driving near Palmer Boulevard and, “just out of the blue, his driver’s side window shattered.”
Gans suggested that possibly someone might be throwing rocks or shooting at cars with a bb gun. A California Highway Patrol spokesperson suggested that it was possible that construction can cause loose rocks on the road that might increase incidents of windshields being struck.
After Gans posted on the social media site, eight more people commented that they had also been struck by something in the area. One person posted a shot of a passenger window that had been completely destroyed. Others gave second hand information about friends who had been impacted.
Martial Arts teacher Melanie Gordon was one of the people who said that her window had been hit. She was driving northbound near Palmer Boulevard last week when the “bottom center of the windshield was struck.” Luckily, she said, “it just made a small pit.” She said, “To the best of my knowledge there was no construction.”
A California Highway Patrol spokesperson said that if you are the victim of a similar incident in the future, contact them at (707) 268-2000.