A WORRIGEE couple had a lucky escape when their car was showered with rocks while crossing the Shoalhaven River bridge.
James and Sarah Croft were travelling south on the old Shoalhaven bridge with their two sons, five-year-old Jackson and one month-old Liam, after having dinner at the Nowra Golf Club.
“It was around 9pm, we were almost across the bridge when out of nowhere we were showered by rocks,” Mr Croft said.
“It was the biggest shock.
“All of a sudden there were rocks bouncing off us everywhere.
“They were thrown up from the underside of the bridge.
“It scared the hell out of us. I now know my heart is working well.”
Mr Croft dropped his wife off at his father’s place, who then accompanied him back to the river.
“We pulled into Scenic Drive and there was still a young teenager, standing out in the open near the two bridges,” Mr Croft said.
“He saw us pull up and get out of the car and he just ran for it.
“The last we saw him he was heading off towards Riverview Road.
“I would say he was a young teenager.”
Despite the car suffering significant stone chipping to the front quarter panel, roof, door and window, Mr Croft was thankful family members weren’t seriously injured.
“This sort of mindless act could have caused us to have an accident – anything could have happened,” he said.
Mr Croft reported the incident to Shoalhaven Police.