Projectile damage to driving trucks

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
Projectile damage to a truck was posted to Facebook.
Camera IconProjectile damage to a truck was posted to Facebook. Credit: Supplied

Police are searching for information after two separate reports of projectile damage to trucks driving along Albany Highway on Saturday.

The first incident was reported at 12:40pm Saturday after a truck driver reported being struck by a projectile whilst driving on the highway near Federal Rd.

The second incident, also to a truck, occurred on the same stretch of road somewhere between 12:30pm and 1pm the same day.

Police attended the scene and searched the stretch of Albany Highway, door knocking for information but no real witnesses have been identified.

Detective Senior Constable Aaron Reichstein said at this stage it appears to be an isolated incident.

“In particular we are looking for anyone that may have been in the area and have dash-cam footage of the incident,” he said.

“Both truck drivers have reported hearing a loud band similar to a large rock hitting the vehicle expect a lot louder.

“Any time that a object hits a vehicle hits a moving vehicle especially travelling at speed it is a concern to us.

“Obviously it can have catastrophic outcomes for not only the occupants of the vehicles but for other road users and passers-by.”

Both trucks were hit with the projectile in the doors.

It is not yet known if the projectile was a firearm.

The police are investigating the reports and urge anyone with information to call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

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