Concrete block thrown onto Edmonton’s Whitemud Drive, hitting car: EPS

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Edmonton police are looking to identify a suspect after police said a man threw a 30-pound concrete block off an overpass along the Whitemud Drive freeway, crashing through the windshield of a vehicle Saturday.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., city officers were called to a report of an object thrown at a vehicle in the area of 53 Avenue and Whitemud Drive, police said in a Sunday news release.

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A man standing on the overpass at 53 Avenue reportedly threw a concrete slab into westbound traffic on the freeway, police said, striking the passenger side of a grey Subaru Outback and smashing through the windshield. Police said a man in the Subaru suffered minor injuries but did not require further medical care.

Police said the suspect then walked away from the scene, heading eastbound on 53 Avenue.

Just over an hour later, at 1:40 p.m., police received a similar report of a man standing on the west side of the 99 Street overpass throwing rocks onto the Whitemud and striking the roof of a white Buick Enclave. No injuries were reported, police said.

In both cases, police describe the man as standing roughly five-foot-nine inches tall with an average build, wearing a black hoodie with the hood up. The man reportedly wore a black backpack in the second incident, police said.

“Throwing objects at moving vehicles is extremely dangerous and we are lucky that citizens were not seriously injured or killed yesterday,” EPS Staff Sgt. Kevin Clague said in the news release.

Anyone with information, or dashcam footage is asked to contact police at 780-423-4567. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

Edmonton police A concrete slab, estimated at weighing 30 pounds, which Edmonton police say was thrown off the overpass at 53 Avenue into westbound traffic on Whitemud Drive, striking a grey Subaru Outback on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. Photo by Supplied Photo /EPS

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