PUEBLO, Colo. (CBS4)– Police in Pueblo are searching for the person who threw a rock off an overpass which struck a semi.

Driver Ron Simmerman was behind the wheel of the semi early Friday morning when his windshield exploded. At first he thought it was a gunshot.

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Then he saw the rock and felt a sharp pain in his hand.

“Could’ve been much worse. Could have been a different part of my body,” said Simmerman. “This isn’t fun and games. This is life and death.”

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He will be out of work for the next few weeks while he recovers.

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Police say whoever is responsible could face assault charges.

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