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No clean getaway for Aussie car thief

Published Sep 19, 2005


Sydney, Australia - An Australian woman who triied to stop a thief stealing her car is in hospital after clinging to the windscreen wipers until the car hit a bridge.

Police were alerted after residents of the town of Kununurra in Western Australia reported seeing a screaming woman on a car's bonnet and holding its wipers.

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Constable Andrew Bedwell said the bizarre drive lasted for several kilometres.

"The woman is just very lucky to have survived," Bedwell added.

The 31-year-old teacher's condition was described as "stable" by the hospital despite serious injuries and an 18-year-old youth is facing six charges. - Sapa-AFP

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