A rock weighing 1 to 1 1/2 pounds and traveling at 35 mph could have made the same spider-web crack covering the passenger half of O'Brien's windshield, said engineering consultant Lester Hendrickson.
testified that O'Brien, 68, likely clipped Reed from the passenger's side.
"If it were a direct hit, the force would be huge, ... the whole windshield would have been blown out," Hendrickson
calculations on photos of the windshield and did not view the actual windshield until last week.By then, the glass had been removed from the car and placed in a box.
Rand also used a small rock, baseball and softball to cast doubt on the bishop's contention that he
thought a rock hit the car.Rand asked Hendrickson
, "Do you think this rock is going to do the same damage as (Reed's) head did?"
"A 1.74 pound rock would," Hendrickson