Los Angeles Daily News
A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was injured while driving on the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar on Wednesday evening, April 27, after a padlock struck and damaged the windshield of a sheriff’s vehicle, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
The incident happened at about 7:05 p.m. Wednesday on the northbound 57 Freeway near Pathfinder Road, said Deputy Miguel Meza-Palomo, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department. Two Metrolink deputies were driving when the padlock came from a vehicle travelling southbound on the 57, the Sheriff’s Department said.
“(A deputy) saw the vehicle toss something at their vehicle,” Meza-Palomo said.
The impact “shattered” the windshield and broken glass injured the deputy, Meza-Palomo said. It wasn’t immediately clear which deputy was injured or what the extent of their injuries was.
No suspect information was available, Meza-Palomo said.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident, Deputy David Yoo said.
Sheriff’s deputies say a lock came thru their windshield and injured a deputy on the 57 North @ Pathfinder. You can see the damage to the wind shield however the glass did not fully break. Unclear what happened but this may have been debris kicked up off the road by a car @CBSLA pic.twitter.com/Dw8CFHhRB3— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) April 28, 2022