Thursday, 20 May 2010

Woman suffers serious facial injury in attack on her car

Mariska Killian holds the piece of iron which was thrown through
the window of her parents' car, shattering her mother's face

In addition to around 16,000 carjackings a year, there has been an increase in a particularly dangerous and unpleasant crime in South Africa whereby heavy objects are dropped from bridges over motorways onto fast moving cars below.

The following report from News24 was supplied by Dina:

A Pretoria woman's face was ripped open and several of her facial bones and teeth were shattered when someone apparently threw a piece of steel through the windscreen of the car in which she and her husband were travelling.

If it hadn't been for the fact that her husband is an experienced paramedic, 41-year-old Susan Taljaard, from Wonderboom South, probably wouldn't have survived.

Abie Taljaard said he heard glass breaking and thought it must have been a stone that hit the windscreen. "But when my wife looked at me, there was a hole where her face was supposed to be."
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