A Melbourne woman who was allegedly attacked by a man with a pick-axe in a terrifying road rage frenzy says she thought he was going to kill her.
The alleged incident, which happened on the Hume Freeway, north of Melbourne, happened after she tried to pass her attacker’s blue Toyota, in what she thought was a standard manoeuvre.
Insults were exchanged before a cat and mouse style chase, and when she pulled over he threw something at her car.
The doors on her car were locked but the confrontation escalated dramatically when he emerged with a pick-axe.
“I remember thinking I cannot believe that this is the way I am going to die,” the victim told 7 News.
“At no stage was he trying to miss me, he was aiming at my face and was looking me in the the eye.
“I think he was absolutely trying to hurt me or kill me.”
The 45-year-old’s arm was almost broken in the the attack and her car was written off thanks to the smashed windows from the axe.
Months later, She says she still suffers nightmares and is too frightened to reveal her identity.
A 34-year-old man has been charged with recklessly causing injury and assault. The case will return to court in December.