Child in car struck in the face by large metal object on 57 freeway

ANAHEIM – The California Highway Patrol wants to talk to anyone who knows anything about an incident in which a large metal object struck a child in the face while he rode in his mother’s car Saturday.

The incident occurred around 2:30 p.m. on the southbound 57, south of Katella Avenue, in Anaheim, said Officer Florentino Olivera.

Kathleen Hawks was driving a Hyundai sedan with her son riding in the front passenger seat when a second vehicle struck the metal object, which was in the roadway, and “launched” it toward her car, Olivera said.

The metal object smashed through the Hawks’ windshield and struck the boy in his face — causing injuries that were later treated at UCI Medical Center.

No information about the second vehicle was made available.

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