AROMAS, Calif. (KION)
UPDATE 11/22/2019 10:30 p.m. The CHP is investigating two reports of vehicles, including a school bus, being hit by projectiles Friday night.
The public information officer for the CHP, Jessica Madueno, said a student on a school bus carrying the Carmel Unified School District football team was injured by shattered glass.
The school bus was hit at around 4:42 p.m. near Vierra Canyon, and a silver Mercedes was hit six minutes prior while traveling northbound on Highway 101 near Dunbarton. Nobody in the Mercedes was injured.
The CHP was investigating at the scene of both incidents.
"All of a sudden we hear a big explosion and I hear the sisters are all kind of, oh my God, oh my God," said Ron Patterson, who was driving the silver Mercedes when it got hit by a projectile. "I thought one of them had actually gotten shot, she was bleeding a little bit. My wife had a little bit of a problem with possible glass in her eye."
There had 38 reported incidents of projectiles hitting cars along Highway 101 and 156 since February. That number is now up to at least 40.
"If I'd lost control, hit that wall, hit another car, if it'd hit them in the face, there was just terrible things that could've happened. We're very lucky that nobody was injured," said Patterson. "Matter of time before somebody panics and flips their car over or actually gets hit."
PREVIOUS STORY: A bus carrying the Carmel Unified School District football team was hit by projectiles on Highway 101 Friday, according to the school district.
The team was heading to a playoff game in San Jose when the bus was hit by a projectile.
The district said the projectile shattered an emergency window, spreading glass in the cabin. The district said all students and staff have been examined. They are all safe and cleared to play.
The CHP is at the scene investigating the incident. The playoff game has been delayed.