Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Woman needs surgery after hijacking horror

IOL Staff Reporter

April 18 2006 at 05:31AM

A woman who was driven over during a hijacking outside her Pretoria home remains in a serious condition in hospital.

Frieda Lombard, 53, was about to drive into the driveway of her Waverley home on Saturday when a gunman dragged her from her Nissan Almera and threw her beneath the car, before driving over her twice.

Lombard, who was taken to Pretoria East Hospital, sustained a fractured skull, a smashed ankle and lacerations to her legs.

Lombard's husband, Pieter, on Monday said his wife was due to undergo surgery, but it had been postponed.

"Doctors are hoping that she will be stable enough to operate on on Tuesday," said Lombard.

Police spokesperson Inspector Lucas Sithole said they were searching for the hijacker and were appealing to anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts to contact the police.

This article was originally published on page 2 of The Star on April 17, 2006


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