Good Samaritans Carjacked After Stopping To Help
Two good samaritans who were carjacked after stopping to help at the scene of a dramatic crash in Sydney’s M5, had only purchased their vehicle two days earlier and were not insured.
Sam El-Esraoui and Daniel Karem pulled over in the M5 tunnel early on Saturday morning when they witnessed a spectacular rear-end crash.
Dramatic video from the tunnel’s security cameras shows a Mazda sedan slamming into the back of a light coloured Range Rover, causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof.
But when Karem and El Esraoui stopped to assist, four or five men got out of the Madza, threatened them with a knife and took off in their vehicle.
It was found on Sunday, dumped in Oxley Park.
The driver of the Range Rover Janna Majed, who escaped serious injuries in the crash, has taken to Facebook to thank the men “for their brave actions in a moment of despair”.
Majed revealed the men had only purchased the car two days earlier and had not yet insured it, and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them recover costs.
A 21-year-old man, arrested on Monday over the incident, faced Penrith Local Court on Tuesday morning.
Livigisitone Meafua appeared via video-link, charged with six offences including aggravated take/drive motor vehicle with a person in it, driving furiously causing injury, driving without ever holding a licence and failing to give particulars after a crash.
Meafua did not apply for bail, and his case was adjourned for a month.
Police are still looking for the remaining men from the Mazda, and are appealing for any dash-cam videos which show the Honda sedan with registration EBD35X being driven away.