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Troopers called reports of bricks thrown at semi trucks on I-78 ‘untrue’


Pennsylvania State Police have responded to multiple social media reports about truckers being attacked with bricks and rocks from overpasses.

On Tuesday night, several social media users reported that bricks were being thrown from overpasses at semi truck traveling on I-78 in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area.

The Salisbury Police Department even issued a public safety warning on Tuesday night warning drivers to use caution on I-78 after they received reports of rocks being thrown at vehicles between South Cedar Crest Boulevard and Lehigh Street.


On Wednesday morning, Pennsylvania State Police responded to the rock/brick throwing reports and said that they were unfounded.

Just before 7 a.m. state troopers wrote: “Last night rumors started in social media of rocks being thrown from overpasses and onto I-78, which were untrue. Troopers continue to proactively patrol the interstate for any unsafe acts.”

As civil unrest has spread nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd, truckers are increasingly on edge as they are once again placing themselves in harm’s way to deliver necessary goods to the American people.


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