Woman punched in road rage attack charged
THE woman who was punched in the face by a man in a road rage attack that was captured on dash cam has been charged with multiple offences.
Bianca Sams, 22, today attended Wyong Police Station where she was today charged with malicious damage, being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence and intentionally throwing an object at a moving vehicle. She was also charged for having part of her body outside the car window and for not wearing a seatbelt.
Sams yesterday told A Current Affair the man was allegedly driving dangerously.
"We were both scared, We didn't know what to do.
"We tried swerving ... and he kept following us."
The 41-year-old man involved in the same incident was charged yesterday. He has not yet been publicly identified.
Sams and the man were travelling in separate cars along the Pacific Highway in Lake Munmorah, just after midday on Monday when their lives collided while stopped at an intersection.
The incident was caught on dashcam by another vehicle also stopped at the lights.
The footage showed the pair both out of their cars before the man charged towards Sams and punched her in the face.
Truck driver Dwayne Pillidge captured the incident on video.
"It was kind of like a Dukes of Hazard scene, so she was sitting on the windowsill and it looked a little bit like maybe small pieces of wood," Mr Pillidge wrote when he posted the video to Dash Cam Owners Australia.
"I don't care what your reason, it is not OK to hit a woman."
Sams was granted conditional bail to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday September 6, 2017.