Deliberate Hit and Runs

I was shocked to hear that there are people out there who deliberately chase down  strangers just to hit them and then zoom off.

Well, that’s exactly what happened to two of my nieces.  NT was walking home from college with her friend in Livingstone at dusk and a motorbike rider rode straight towards them.  NT and her friend ran away and the rider targeted my niece.  Unfortunately for her, it was an open area with nowhere to hide and no other people nearby.  NT tried to escape but could not shake the rider off, so she finally just stood.  She put out her hands towards the motorcycle to protect herself when she was hit.  Fortunately (if you can call it that), only her arm was injured and she needed medical attention.  The rider sped off.

A year go another niece, RT, was headed for work in Lusaka early in the morning.  A car drove off the road straight towards her.  Fortunately for her, there was a tree and she hid behind it.  The driver reversed and tried again to hit her, but luckily someone came along and started shouting.  The car drove off.

My nieces did not recognize the perpetrators and had no running issues with anyone.  It was puzzling to us.  Who were these people? Why were my nieces targeted?

We are grateful all the same that they survived the attacks.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allysoally
    Sep 22, 2019 @ 13:31:57

    How awful! 😦

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  2. arlingwoman
    Sep 21, 2019 @ 14:02:40

    Hesitated to like this, but very glad your niece is okay. What a strange “sport” this is.

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  3. Jill Weatherholt
    Sep 21, 2019 @ 00:44:48

    That’s terrible…I’m so sorry to hear this. xo

    Reply

  4. leggypeggy
    Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:00:10

    This is horrible behaviour. So glad your nieces weren’t badly hurt.

    Reply

  5. anotherday2paradise
    Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:39:12

    That’s truly shocking that people would do such a thing. Is this prevalent in Zambia?

    Reply

  6. cindy knoke
    Sep 20, 2019 @ 19:42:50

    How terrible. I am glad that she is ok but she must be traumatized.

    Reply

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