Car damaged after rocks thrown from Beeliar Dve freight bridge

Car damaged after rocks thrown from Beeliar Dve freight bridge

A CAR was damaged after being hit by a projectile on Beeliar Drive last week. .

The driver said tyre damage to their vehicle was caused by juveniles who were throwing rocks from the freight bridge.

Cockburn Police said they were investigating the incident.

“Such incidents do occur sporadically and are not isolated to that location,” Detective Sergeant Paul Thornton said.

“These types of incidents pose a significant risk to members of the public and have the potential to inflict serious injury or cause the death of both drivers of vehicles and or any members of the public who could be walking nearby and be struck with ricocheting debris or hit directly.”

Resident Charlotte Louise McLaughlin posted a warning to a Facefook forum, after her mother’s car was almost hit too.

The post received several angry comments from residents, who want the overpass caged and more security cameras in the area.

City of Cockburn rangers and community safety manager Michael Emery said the City would work with Cockburn Police and Arc Infrastructure to ensure possible solutions were evaluated.

“The City has a mobile ‘covert’ device and will consider undertaking spot surveillance after further consultation with WA Police,” he said.

A representative from the Yangebup Progress Association attributed the cause of the incident to children being bored on school holidays.

“It comes back to the fact that there aren’t enough services in the City of Cockburn to cope with the amount of kids that we’ve got on school holidays,” she said.

“People forget this is a low socioeconomic area and we need more centralised youth services, as most are focused around the youth centre which not everybody has access to for whatever reason.”

Cockburn Police have asked that anybody who may have information regarding the incident contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.