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I drove out to Highway 97A yesterday where a rock went through the windshield of a car just south of Rocky Reach Dam, injuring the driver. On the scanner, where I heard about the accident, it came over as an injury collision between a rock and a car so I wasn't expecting to see a big hole in the windshield of the car when I came upon the accident scene.

After my initial surprise, I tried to figure out how to show what happened in one photo but a series of pictures ended up being pretty interesting. The state patrol opened the passenger door during their investigation and with a little waiting, I could photograph the rock on the passenger floorboard and a trooper through the windshield.

They closed the door and I began working on reflections I saw in the glass.

Finally, I talked to the victim's brother, getting some quotes and information and then photographing him recording the damage.

Thankfully the driver survived but with a broken wrist, hand, nose and some cuts on his forehead.

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