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Springville woman assaulted with water balloon, police searching for suspects

Jun 14, 2023, 11:48 AM | Updated: 11:50 am

a blurry photo shows teens in a large red truck that are suspected of a water balloon assault in sp...

The teens in the red Ford F-350 above are suspected of assaulting a Springville woman. (Springville Police Department)

(Springville Police Department)

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Police in Springville are investigating a woman’s assault that happened over the weekend.

While out for a walk Saturday night, a lone woman in Springville was hit by a water balloon thrown from a moving truck.

“A large Ford F350, red in color, had juveniles in the truck. And as the lady was walking, they threw water balloons at her and it did hit her in the head,” said Springville Police Lt. Warren Foster.

Foster said that the impact caused the woman to fall to the ground.

“Previously, she had had a head injury and had a cervical fusion. And when she was hit, she was hit in the head.”

Foster said the impact caused a concussion but the woman refused medical treatment.

Now, detectives are searching for the assailants.

Springville Police released the image below of the suspected assailants and their truck.

a blurry photo shows teens in a large red truck that are suspected of a water balloon assault in springville

In a press release, Foster stressed that this kind of assault is dangerous and can even turn deadly.

Foster wrote that an object thrown from a car going 50 to 60 mph can reach speeds of up to 100 mph.

“A water balloon traveling that speed can cause very serious injury or even death,” Foster wrote in the press release.

The area where the assault happened isn’t a “problem area” according to Foster.

Foster said he didn’t know if the Springville assault was an isolated incident or if the assailants had assaulted people in other areas. 

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Springville woman assaulted with water balloon, police searching for suspects