Two days after a truck hauling a bulldozer hit the East Avenue bridge over Interstate 76-77 earlier this month, a woman said a piece of debris fell from the bridge and smashed her Jeep's windshield.

More than a week after that, a man said a piece of tubing fell from the bridge and smashed his car's windshield and buckled the roof.

Now they are questioning whether the bridge and interstate are safe to drive on. They also want to know why nothing was done between the two incidents.

“They need to close down the bridge and redo it or something, no access to it or something because I didn’t even know that that had happened," said Crishaun Reamey, whose vehicle was struck by debris.

"They should have made everybody aware of that," she said. "I hope they fix the problem."

The truck hit the bridge Dec. 3 with such force that the bulldozer was knocked off its trailer and onto the highway. The eastbound and southbound lanes were closed for hours as inspectors examined the bridge before declaring it safe.

The truck driver has been charged with a felony, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The Beacon Journal/Ohio.com previously reported about the piece of tubing that fell on Len Brown's car Dec. 14. Reamey didn't know about the bulldozer crashing into the bridge until Beacon Journal news partner News 5 Cleveland contacted her this week. She said she's concerned because her incident happened Dec. 5, two days after the crash, but Brown's vehicle was damaged Dec. 14, more than a week later.

Reamey said she was driving on the interstate, traveling from the east side of Akron back home with her 13-year-old daughter in the backseat and her friend in the front passenger seat of her Jeep Patriot. They drove under the bridge, and then they heard a boom.

“Something just fell out the sky and hit my car. I don’t know what it was," she said. "It was just scary. We got glass all over us.”

Reamey, panicked, got off at the next exit and called the police, telling the dispatcher something fell off the bridge and hit her car. She didn't know what it was and still doesn't.

No one was hurt, but her car will need about $1,500 in repairs.

“It’s very dangerous. I’m just glad that me or that man [Len Brown] wasn't hurt," she said. "Anybody could have died."

Reamey said she's trying to file a claim with the Ohio Department of Transportation, “but they’re acting like it’s not their fault. But they should have known."

Reamey said she filed a police report with the Akron Police Department. Lt. Rick Edwards said an official police report was not filed and ODOT was not contacted in Reamey's case because it was a civil issue. He said Reamey was the one who needed to contact ODOT.

“The bridge is not owned by the city of Akron nor the Akron Police Department. It's a civil matter," said Edwards, who said there was no criminal intent. He added the police department "document(s) criminal actions … not really civil actions."

Brown also filed a police report about the Dec. 14 incident, and the police department notified ODOT. Edwards said he had "no idea" why ODOT was contacted in that case and a police report was filed.

“That was just wrong of them," Reamey said of the police department not contacting ODOT about her incident. “I was highly upset about that."

Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman Brent Kovacs said the agency didn't know about the Dec. 5 incident until Tuesday, when News 5 Cleveland contacted him.

Kovacs said the bridge has been inspected twice since the incident; the last inspection was Dec. 14. Kovacs said inspectors "found no reason to be concerned or anything else that was loose."

Kovacs said two lanes of the four-lane bridge remain closed, with one lane open in each direction. The lanes will remain closed until repairs to the bridge, which include repairs to two bridge beams and multiple cross braces, are made. Kovacs said the repairs are currently under design.

“We’re going to get it done as soon as possible," he said.

Brown, 55, of Canal Fulton, wasn't happy to learn that his car was the second damaged from something falling off the bridge. His Hyundai Sante Fe was struck by a pipe Dec. 14 while he was driving home from Cleveland.

He questioned how thorough ODOT was when inspecting the bridge after it was struck by the bulldozer.

"Man, who's next?" he asked. "Maybe the next time somebody gets killed. ODOT needs to go back out there and really, really inspect that bridge."

The pipe smashed Brown's windshield and buckled the roof of his vehicle.

ODOT believes the piece of tubing loosened over time with vehicles traveling on the bridge, as opposed to inspectors missing the item during their earlier inspection, Kovacs said of the Dec. 14 incident.

"If we saw it, we would have removed it, but there was not a concern," Kovacs said about the bulldozer accident. "We didn't see anything when we were doing our inspection after the bridge hit."

Brown said ODOT advised him to file a claim for the damage. He's not sure that he will, calling the process rigmarole.

"You can't do nothing to the state," he said. "The chances of getting anything back is slim to none from the attorney I've talked to."

His insurance company plans to file a claim against the trucking company that was hauling the bulldozer and then will reimburse him for the $250 deductible for his car repairs and his portion of the cost for his rental car.

Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Antonio Matos said Davrush Akhmedov, 31, of Okemos, Mich., who was driving the tractor-trailer hauling the oversized bulldozer, faces a a felony forgery charge.

Matos said Akhmedov's permits to haul the oversized load were forged or fraudulent. Matos said there were seven permits for seven different states, and the Ohio permit was both altered and had expired Dec. 2, the day before the crash.

A warrant has been issued for Akhmedov’s arrest, Matos said.