A pregnant woman lost her baby after a man who claimed to be an e-hailing taxi driver beat her up in a fit of road rage.
Carrie Wilson, 32, said she was at a traffic light on the corner of Tara and Quality streets in Wentworth, Durban, on Saturday when the driver of a Toyota Etios got angry because she took too long to move.
He jumped out of the car, took a knobkierie from his boot and ran to her car, writes the Sunday Tribune.
“I got out of my car because I thought he would calm down when he saw I was a woman. But he said, ‘F*** you’ and hit me on my head with the first blow,” said Carrie.
“Then he beat me on my arms as I tried to protect my stomach. He left me covered in blood.”
She said people in the car behind the driver jumped out and attacked him while she grabbed his car keys.
She phoned her fiancé, Delano Peters, who rushed her to Wentworth Hospital where they were told the baby’s heartbeat was faint.
They consulted a private gynae and a GP but were told her baby was dead.
“I went into labour for 10-and-a-half hours to give birth to a dead baby. It was devastating,” said Carrie.
Cops confirmed a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm had been opened.
Uber said the attacker’s vehicle was not registered on its database.