- A viral video showed a brave woman ramming her car into another one driven by hijackers
- Her gutsy fightback forced the hijackers to flee
- However, she insists that she's not a hero and all she wanted was to protect her daughter
The gutsy woman who rammed her car into another one driven by hijackers recently says she's not a hero.
As Briefly.co.za reported, the unnamed woman refused to open the car doors when hijackers trailed her into her home in Alberton.
She then reversed her car and forced the hijackers out into the street. She followed them, rammed into their car again, and forced them to flee on foot.
While some social media users praised her for her heroic fightback, others said it could have ended badly.
However, the woman told News24 that all she wanted to do was to protect her daughter, who is aged 16. She said she told her daughter not to open the door and to remain calm.
The woman explained:
I kept talking to her and I even turned the radio up, so she wouldn't hear the hammering of the gun against the window or their shouting. Those seconds felt like an eternity.
She began reversing the car when her daughter started panicking. The two sustained minor bruises from the dramatic incident and received trauma counselling.
The woman added that her insurance company will cover the cost of her car's repairs. Her biggest concern is that the hijackers might return.
Police said they arrested five suspects in Pretoria two days later. They also confirmed that the guns they brandished at the woman and her daughter were real.
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