Rock dropped from overpass causes injury

Ambulance at Emergency Entrance


EUGENE, Ore. — Two University of Oregon runners were injured after a rock thrown from an Interstate 5 overpass struck their car.

Oregon State Police says the car’s 20-year-old driver, Molly Grabill of Poway, Calif., was hospitalized in good condition. Police say a rock larger than a baseball went through the windshield of Grabill’s Subaru Legacy station wagon and hit her in the face Monday night.

Her passenger, Chris Brewer, grabbed the steering wheel after the rock struck Grabill, but wasn’t able to stop the car. It overturned and Brewer was treated at a hospital and released.

Grabill and Brewer are members of the UO’s track and cross country teams.