AVON (CBS) — A tire and cinder block flew through vehicle windshields in two separate incidents that occurred within hours of each other.

The incidents both occurred on the same stretch of Route 24 in Avon Sunday afternoon.

Three people were hurt when a tire flew off a pickup truck and smashed through the windshield of a minivan traveling on Route 24 in Avon.

The accident happened shortly before 4:30p.m. on Sunday.

The driver of the minivan was taken to Boston Medical Center with head injuries.

The two other passengers, an adult female and young child, were taken to Brockton Hospital with minor injuries.

Car towed after being hit by flying debris. (WBZ)

Car towed after being hit by flying debris. (WBZ)

Shortly after 6p.m., a chock-block fell off a vehicle, bounced, and flew into the windshield of two cars. Both cars were driving on opposite lanes.

The driver of one of the cars, a 27-year-old Danvers man was taken to South Shore Hospital with minor injuries to the face.

“I’ve been working on that road for 23 years and never had a day like this one like this,” Avon Fire Chief Robert Spurr told WBZ-TV.

“This is like a snowstorm day out on the highway for us. You know we expect it in a snowstorm but not on a clear sky day like this,” Spurr said.

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