News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents | Eastern Cape | Real Life Stories
13 Jun 2018, Port Elizabeth: On Saturday evening at about 19h00 a female driver pulled from the road and parked in a side street off Stanley road in Central Port Elizabeth.
The victim, told News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents (NARI) that she parked her car in a side street and she was looking down at her cell phone when suddenly something smashed the drivers window.
"I couldn't start the car... I went numb, everything else is a blur. I somehow drove away, I remember seeing green robots on Cape Road - passing Greenacres Hospital I think and blood on the steering wheel."
"I didn't know I had been hit until I got home in Sunridge Park. I only saw the brick hours later."
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS (Especially for Woman driving Alone):
Be On the Move – If you are getting into your car after shopping, visiting a friend, or a party, don’t sit and linger in your car and check your phone or scramble around in your handbag. This only gives the predator more time to check you out.
Parking– Planning to head home alone at night? Park in a well-lit and secure area.
Don’t Stop – If you are alone, do not stop to assist motorists who appear to be injured or experiencing problems, even if there are children involved. It may be a set-up to rob or attack you. Just drive on. Same goes for hitchhikers.
ALSO NOTE: If you suspect that you are being followed or you have car trouble or a flat tyre late at night, drive to the nearest public place or police station.