Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sonic blast shatters windshield

To the driver who threw a Sonic cup at an oncoming car on State Highway 5.
Marilyn Mackey has some choice words.
Mackey was driving home to Anna from her part-time job about 9:45 p.m. Sunday when she heard an explosion. Soaking wet and covered in glass, she feared she’d been shot. "I couldn’t see anything," she said. "I was trying to figure out what happened."
The Anna police came. They found a piece of Styrofoam with a Sonic logo embedded in her windshield, which also had a softball-sized hole in it. They also found part of a shredded drinking straw. The car’s interior was covered with bits of glass and sticky soda.
"It’s not every day that you get a shotgun blast with Coke — it had a phenomenal impact," said Mackey’s husband, David, who photographed the damage.
Diandra Leslie-Pelecky, a professor of physics at the University of Texas at Dallas, looked at the photos and was surprised by the damage. But, she said, the cup, the straw and the liquid are pretty solid evidence.

1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

I guess that's why they call it "Sonic"...