More incidents of water balloons thrown from truck in Springville neighborhood

Sep 2, 2023, 10:05 PM | Updated: 10:19 pm

SPRINGVILLE, Utah –– It has been a few months since KSL last talked to Kim Lovelace after her injury.

“I’m doing wonderful,” Lovelace said.

However, that always wasn’t the case. In June, Lovelace suffered a concussion from being hit by a water balloon while walking in her Springville neighborhood. She was hit after already having a recent neck surgery.

“I will always have neck issues with the cervical fusion I have had. I don’t account that to any one event, but this didn’t help any,” she said.

And on Friday night, it happened again, but this time, to her daughter.

“What are the chances?” said Lovelace. “Two people in the same family, in the same residence?”

Her daughter, Renae Lovelace, was driving when it happened.

“A truck was coming the opposite way when I was turning into my parent’s cul-de-sac,” said Renae. “As the truck passed, they threw a water balloon into my car. It hit me in the shoulder.”

Knowing what happened to her mom, Ranae turned and went after the truck.

“I was excited to be able to get a plate,” she said. “It was more just to protect that from happening to my mom or anyone else again.”

It seems to have happened a few times in Springville. Residents have been talking about it on social media. One person posted a home security video of the maroon truck people believe is the truck.

“As they hit you, they celebrate,” said Kim.

The Springville Police Department said they will continue to investigate the case. Kim just hopes they’re caught, and spoken to before something even worse happens.

“This isn’t just a harmless prank,” she said. “When they hit someone that is actually driving, and they are moving, and they’re driving, accidents can happen that seem simple, and they’re fatal.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

A local rap battle held Saturday, June, 22, 2024, helped raise funds for the victim of drive-by sho...

Brianna Chavez

Local rap battle helps raise funds for victim of drive-by shooting

The family of a teenager shot in a drive-by shooting in Murray last month is grateful for the support of a niche community.

5 hours ago

(Zoë Petersen, Deseret News)...

Hanna Seariac, Deseret News

Washington County attorney says no evidence of a candidate acting inappropriately in signature gathering

Washington County Attorney Eric Clarke also said there was no evidence of a candidate or the company acting inappropriately. He said he was looking into the matter to do his due diligence and build public trust.

6 hours ago

Traffic was backed up on Interstate 15 near milepost 285 Saturday evening following a felony stop o...

Mark Jones

Kidnapping suspect arrested near Point of the Mountain

The Utah Highway Patrol says a kidnapping suspect has been arrested Saturday evening near the Point of the Mountain. 

7 hours ago

With wildfires starting to pop up around the state, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place in s...

Alex Cabrero

Stage 1 fire restrictions now in place for southern Utah

With wildfires starting to show up around the state, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place in southern Utah as announced Friday by the Bureau of Land Management. 

7 hours ago

Highway 128 covered in mud after a severe storm swept through Grand County on Friday. (Grand County...

Kyle Remund, KSL NewsRadio

Cleanup begins after severe storm in eastern Utah

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement earlier Saturday detailing both the damage caused by the storm and the efforts of first responders because of it.

9 hours ago

FILE: Two crop dusting airplanes collided near an airport in southern Idaho on Thursday, June 20, 2...

Associated Press

2 crop dusting airplanes collided in southern Idaho, killing 1 pilot and severely injuring the other

Two crop dusting airplanes collided near an airport in southern Idaho on Thursday and crashed to the ground, killing one of the pilots and leaving the other with life-threatening injuries, officials said.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light up your home with these top lighting trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for hassle-free computer repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

More incidents of water balloons thrown from truck in Springville neighborhood