Rock ‘approximately the size of a volleyball’ smashed through windshield on Highway 1 in Burnaby: police

The RCMP says it has located the “object” that critically injured a driver along Highway 1 in Burnaby Thursday, saying it was a “large rock.”

The rock smashed through the vehicle’s windshield just before 11:30 a.m. It is said to have gone through the driver’s windshield and out the back window while the vehicle was in the westbound lanes, between the Willingdon and Grandview exits. 

BC Highway Patrol Corp. Melissa Jongema told CityNews Friday that officers “believe we did locate the object. It will not be able to cause harm to more drivers.”

In a subsequent email, she confirmed the object recovered along the highway was “a large rock” that is “approximately the size of a volleyball.”

She added that it likely came from a passing vehicle.

Initially, some information had suggested the object was metal.

Images of the vehicle from the scene show a large hole through the front glass, as bystanders stood around the white sedan. The back window of the sedan is seen completely shattered.

In the latest update, police said the driver remained in the hospital in critical condition.

“The incident is still under investigation and BC Highway Patrol – Burnaby is still seeking witnesses and dashcam footage related to the incident,” police added.

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