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POLICE APPEAL | Lorry driver hospitalised after brown bin with rocks thrown from Larne overpass

Police are investigating an incident on the A8 Larne Road on Friday 8th January which has left a man with serious facial injuries.

Officers were informed at around 10.40pm on Friday night that a lorry driver had been struck in the face by a rock, which had broken through his windscreen, as he drove under the Ballyboley overpass towards Larne.

At this time it is believed that a wheelie bin containing rocks was thrown from the overpass as the lorry passed under it.

Fortunately the driver, although badly injured, was able to bring the lorry safely to a stop at the side of the road following the incident. The driver, aged in his 50’s, is currently in hospital receiving treatment.

Police said: “If this had occurred during a busier time there could have been fatal consequences.”

An investigation is underway and officers would ask anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area of the overpass or who captured dash-cam footage of the incident to contact them in Larne on 101 quoting reference number 1944 08/01/21.

Details can also be reported online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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