A woman has been injured after a rock was thrown through her car’s windscreen in Melbourne’s north on Sunday morning.

Police said the incident occurred in Thornbury just before 3am.

The woman, 27, was driving a silver Toyota Echo on Raleigh Street and was approaching Rathmines Road when the item smashed into her windscreen. It landed on her lap.

Northcote police believe the rock was thrown from nearby road works.

The woman suffered cuts and bruises and was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.