Norfolk Police investigate assault on woman driver after crash on Military Highway

Posted at 12:07 PM, Mar 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-20 18:12:39-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Police are investigating after a mom says she was assaulted following a crash.

On Saturday around 1:00 a.m., police say they were called to the intersection of North Military Highway and Norview Avenue.

When police arrived, a 39-year-old woman told them that she was involved in a crash at the intersection with a Lexus SUV.

The victim tells News 3 the Lexus looked brand new and was a maroon color.

She asked News 3 to protect her identity, but she says the car cut her off down the road and she honked at them, then they looped the car around so they were in the lane next to her. Eventually, they crashed into her.

She says she rolled down her window to expect to have a conversation, but the passenger got out of the car and started to hit her.

"I don't understand why something so small had to turn out so horrible," she says.

The woman says she called 9-1-1 and when she attempted to take a picture of the women, the situation escalated.

She says she was pulled out of her car.

"I know I was struck a couple times by both girls and then they were slamming my face into this cement and that's the last thing I knew until I woke up in a pool of blood," she says.

Police say driver and passenger fled in the SUV prior to police arriving.

Her close friend, Russell Heffner, says he called her to make sure she got home OK and a stranger answered.

When he got to the scene, he says her injuries looked terrible.

"I freaked out I couldn't take it," he says.

Fortunately, the victim says she was able to leave the hospital with only scrapes and bruises.

"I just kept thinking about my kids that were at home," she says. "They could have left me there to die they didn't think twice about what they were doing."

Heffner says there were several bystanders that came to help her and he is hoping they have information that could help police.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Norfolk Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.