A NSW woman found stabbed and stuffed in the boot of a car may have been killed if a truck driver had not spotted her hand waving from a tail light cavity, police say.
The 24-year-old was found with wounds to her knee, thigh, and forearm after a tip-off from a concerned motorist.
She was seen waving her hand through the rear tail light section of a Holden sedan as it drove through Pheasants Nest on Wednesday morning.
After receiving a triple-zero call from a truck driver, police caught up with the vehicle on the Hume Highway at Berrima and found the woman, who was then taken to hospital.
“We can’t thank motorists enough for their assistance,” Chief Inspector Brendan Bernie told reporters.
“It’s very fortunate that we’ve found this lady alive.
“We do believe she was in there for some time.”
“We obviously think that could have ended quite catastrophically for her.”
Two other women, aged 24 and 18, have been arrested and taken to Southern Highlands Police Station but are yet to be charged.
Police say all three are from the Greater Sydney area.