Crime

Female hurt on Christmas Tree Lane when object thrown at car, police say

Visting Christmas Tree Lane, where Fig Garden homeowners decorate Van Ness from just north of the bridge to Shaw Avenue, is a longtime Fresno tradition. There is a heavy presence of deputies and police officers along the route.
Visting Christmas Tree Lane, where Fig Garden homeowners decorate Van Ness from just north of the bridge to Shaw Avenue, is a longtime Fresno tradition. There is a heavy presence of deputies and police officers along the route. Fresno Bee file

A female went to a hospital after an object was thrown at her vehicle Monday night on Christmas Tree Lane, Fresno police reported.

The incident happened as the victim passed under the railroad bridge that marks the beginning of the holiday decorations on Van Ness Avenue north of Shields Avenue.

Lt. Mark Hudson said the department’s crime scene unit went to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center to investigate the incident, which took place about 6:48 p.m., according to police records. Reports also indicate that as many as four other victims may have reported their vehicles were struck by rocks or other objects and notified Fresno County sheriff’s deputies at Van Ness and Ashlan avenues.

Hudson did not have details on the extent of the victim’s injuries or her age. The report also indicated a vehicle windshield was shattered by an object.

It was not clear if the object was thrown from the bridge or an area nearby.

Police did not have information about a suspect or suspects.

John Flores said that his 17-year-old daughter’s windshield was shattered by something which struck her car, but she was not the person who went to the hospital.

“She had glass on her lap and her boyfriend had glass on his lap and his face,” said Flores, who received a call from his traumatized daughter after the incident.

“She was screaming when she called,” he said. “We thought she was in a car accident.”

Tuesday, Flores said he went to a glass repair shop were he was told several other cars that had be struck in the area had come in for repairs.

Visiting Christmas Tree Lane, where Fig Garden homeowners decorate Van Ness from just north of the bridge to Shaw Avenue, is a longtime Fresno tradition. There is a heavy presence of deputies and police officers along the route.

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