Driver’s window shattered on I-25 during morning commute


An Albuquerque driver who had her car window shattered while driving on the freeway is sharing her story as she believes there may be other victims. 

It happened Tuesday morning around 8:20 a.m. on I-25 near the Big I. 

The victim says she was driving north and had just passed the Lomas Boulevard exit when her front driver-side window shattered into hundreds of pieces.  

“Just complete panic,” said the driver, who didn’t want to be identified. “I swerved to the right, almost hit the car next to me.” 

The driver says she heard a loud “pop” as her window shattered. She says she wasn’t fighting with any other drivers and that it wasn’t a case of road rage.  

The driver also doesn’t believe it was a flying rock that shattered her window, as traffic was moving around 40 to 50 mph when it happened. 

“I wasn’t near an overpass either where somebody could have dropped a rock or anything, and if it were a rock, I believe it would have hit my windshield,” said the driver. 

The driver wasn’t hurt in the ordeal. After it happened, she exited the freeway at I-40 and Carlisle, then called the police. She says a police service aide believes some sort of projectile hit her window and that it may have been intentional. 

“Just the way that it hit, it came from next to me,” said the driver. 

Police didn’t find a bb or a pellet inside the victim’s car, but still, they believe someone else is responsible for the window shattering. 

“If there’s kids just running around, playing jokes, thinking it’s fun, it’s not, it really affects people,” said the driver. 

Albuquerque Police told KRQE News 13 Tuesday they haven’t received any other reports of driver’s windows shattering, but they’re encouraging anyone who this may have happened to file a report. 

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