Family’s scare as car hit by missile

The car that was hit by a projectile while a Flinders mother and her two daughters were returning from a Campbelltown shopping trip on the Appin Rd at dusk on Saturday. Pictures: DAVE TEASE The round hole left by the projectile as it smashed through the car’s windscreen.
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A Flinders mother has told of the panic as her car window was shattered by a projectile that narrowly missed her daughter’s head.The 41-year-old bravely kept her wits after the unknown object hit on Appin Rd at dusk on Saturday.The woman, who asked not to be named, was returning from a shopping trip to Campbelltown with her daughters, aged 16 and eight, when the incident occurred just before 5pm.”It was horrible. It’s literally like you see on television when you hear that really big thundery smash.”It was just so scary. In that split second I didn’t know what was going on.”The woman said she felt a stab of pain to her leg as glass hit her jeans but did not penetrate the fabric.She then turned to see the shattered glass beside her 16-year-old’s head. Both girls were sprayed with glass but were uninjured.”The window is completely shattered, it’s only held together by the tint.”It’s so traumatic because it’s what could have been – a split second later and it could have hit my daughter’s head,” she said.”My eldest kept saying ‘are you all right’? We were just so traumatised. We were sitting on glass but too scared to stop and get out.”The family kept going, not stopping until they reached Warilla Police Station.Lake Illawarra police Sergeant John Klepczarek said the car was examined and it was believed the projectile was a ball bearing or something similar.He said police were keen to hear from anyone who was travelling on Appin Rd and witnessed any suspicious activity at the time of the incident.In July 2007, Nowra beauty therapist Nicole Miller, then 22, suffered life-threatening injuries after a rock was thrown through her window at Kiama Downs, hitting her in the right side of her head.Contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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