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Drivers on alert after multiple broken windows
Avon, N.Y. -- There's a heightened awareness among drivers after another report Thursday of a window breaking on a local road.
Since mid-April, there have been 10 reports of a vehicle window breaking while driving in Monroe County. While the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, the FBI and Greece Police Department investigate these incidents, the latest report of a window breaking happened just after 5 p.m. Thursday in Livingston County on the Interstate 390 overpass on Route 5 and 20 in Avon.
State police do not believe the van window breaking in Avon is connected to any of the Monroe County incidents.
A minivan was driving east when the driver and two passengers heard a loud bang and noticed the rear passengers window was broken. Troopers interviewed the people in the van and a witness driving behind them. State police said while they're still investigating, they believe it was a rock that broke the window.
Lt. Jon Lupo said if a window breaks while you're driving and you're concerned, calling for help is the right thing to do.
"You're going to have people that for no other reason than the power of suggestion associate glass breakage with the one we had earlier this evening with the one we had earlier in the month over here on 390," said Lupo. "Treat it as you normally would if your glass breaks and you're on the highway and you're concerned for any reason by all means call 911. But what I want to stress is doing it safely so pull off the road (before calling for help.)"