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2 teens arrested for throwing brick from Meadowbrook Parkway overpass, injuring 2 people

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Andrew Denton, 17, and Jacob Plant, 19, were arrested for allegedly throwing bricks from the Meadowbrook Parkway overpass. (Photo: New York State Police)

Andrew Denton, 17, and Jacob Plant, 19, were arrested for allegedly throwing bricks from the Meadowbrook Parkway overpass. (Photo: New York State Police)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly throwing a brick from the overpass of the Meadowbrook Parkway last Saturday that smashed through a car windshield, injuring a driver and passenger.

Andrew Denton, 17, and Jacob Palant, 19, were charged with reckless endangerment, assault and criminal mischief, New York State police said.

The brick was thrown from the pedestrian footbridge around 7:58 p.m. last Saturday, according to police. It struck a blue BMW and broke through the windshield. The brick hit the driver’s right shoulder and shards of glass from the windshield flew into the passenger’s left eye.

The woman was taken to the hospital and treated for her eye and and bruised lip from the brick hitting her mouth. She was later released.

Another car was also struck with a cinderblock was also struck by a brick.

Both cars sustained $1,500 worth of damage each.

Denton and Palant was scheduled to be arraigned Saturday morning.