Uber driver’s chilling dash-cam footage shows moment windscreen smashed by brick

Terrifying dash-cam footage shows the moment a missile was launched into the windscreen of an Uber driver's car, showering glass all over him.

Stewart Williams was left with shards of glass in his ears, throat and eyes after the object, thought to be a brick, smashed into the car at speed.

The 36-year-old driver was travelling through Bootle, Merseyside, at around 11.45pm on April 8 when the attack was launched.

In the shocking footage, the brick hurtles towards the windscreen seemingly out of nowhere before bouncing into the bonnet.

Shaken Stewart told the Liverpool Echo: "As I'm coming up it looks as if he's crossing over the road and walking towards the direction of town.

"I've eased a little bit over the road to put a bit of space between me and him and as I've literally come past he's thrown the brick.

"It was thrown with such force the car has a physical hole in the windscreen.

"There's glass all over the car – I had glass in my eyes, ears and in my throat."

He added he was lucky to only have minor injuries and was glad no passengers were in the car at the time.

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  • "I was working that night and there could have been a passenger in the car. I don't want this man getting away with it," he said.

    Although he's escaped without serious injuries, Stewart must now fork out the cash to get the windscreen repaired so he can work, after months of sleepy business due to lockdown.

    He told the paper: "I've been struggling to get to this point as a taxi driver and just as things are starting to pick up now I can't work.

    "I'm now trying to find even more money to get (the car) repaired so I can carry on working when we come out of the other side of this lockdown.

    "At the moment, as it stands, I don't know how I'm going to sort it out. I'm waiting until Monday to see what the bill is."

    Although the footage doesn't show who threw the brick, Stewart believes it was a man.

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