Criminals have been targeting motorists along the freeways of Cape Town, hurling stones at cars travelling the busy highways at night, according to local law enforcement.
In Simonsvlei, a woman driving her husband’s car was last week killed after someone threw a brick that hit the vehicle, triggering the fatal crash.
Western Cape Traffic Chief, Kenny Africa, stated the groups intentionally choose busy freeways like the N1 and N2 during late-night hours when a motorist’s vision is impaired and people do not expect an attack.
Stone-throwing has been used as a criminal method of effecting a hijacking.
Criminals cause the collision and when motorists stop the car, they are hijacked.