Raymond Mikeska was hit by a stone thrown from an overpass along Interstate-30 near Fort Worth.
(Fox 4 )
A 90-year-old Texas veteran is recovering Tuesday if the police are looking for a group of teenagers who allegedly threw a part of the asphalt through the windshield of a car he was traveling in the course of the weekend.
Raymond Mikeska of Fort Worth suffered a chest injury Sunday evening after the asphalt came raining down from an overpass along Interstate-30.
“It just happened, just like that,” he told Fox 4, adding that he heard a loud thud as his great-granddaughter was driving the car. “My eyes, I didn’t see it.”
Descending at a rapid pace, the rock struck him directly in the chest as he sat in the passenger seat.
The station reported that Fort Worth Police are trying now to figure out the children are believed to be responsible for the incident.
Mikeska, the great-granddaughter Cindy Boyd said she immediately pulled after the rock came in the car.
“My father pulled his shirt up to me,” she said. “And he was just covered with glass.”
Boyd said she, and she looked up at the children, who she says threw the asphalt, and they “just walk away” in a nonchalant way.
“They don’t run. They were not afraid. It did not bother them,” she told Fox 4.
Mikeska, a former Army football player, says he is grateful that he is not hit in a more vital area of the body.
“It could hit me in my face, in my eyes or something like that, or being forced to touch my forehead,” he said. “It would have killed me very easily.”