A Ballarat resident has shared her horror experience on the road that has left her feeling anxious to drive at night.
The woman, who asked not to be named, was driving along Sutton Street around 8.40pm on Saturday when she saw headlights in her rear view mirror coming up fast behind her.
The driver behind bumped into the back of her car and before she could pull over with the intention of exchanging phone numbers for insurance, she was hit in the back of her car a second time.
"Straight after that the car hit me again and again," she told The Courier.
"By that time I was panicking, screaming and crying. I kept driving and when a car was coming towards me I started flashing my lights to try to get their attention."
The woman said the car behind her continued to hit her five or six times.
When she turned onto LaTrobe Street, she said she flashed her lights and wound down her window to wave at a number of cars along the way, in the hope that attracting attention would encourage the driver behind her to stop.
Coming down LaTrobe Street the car tried to come up on my left hand side. Next thing the car harassing me backed off and by that time I was turning onto Ascot Street which is where my friend lives
"It was terrifying. I was crying and screaming. Every time they rammed into my car the whole car shook. I was in too much of a shock to even look around. I was absolutely terrified."
The woman said she called triple zero when she arrived at her friend's home and later presented to the Ballarat Police Station to make a report.
She said she wanted to share her story as a warning to other drivers to make sure they were in a safe area before pulling over after an accident.
"I could have made a mistake by pulling over with no houses around in the dark on my own," she said. "If someone does run in to you before you pull over make sure you are in a safe space."
The woman said she did not see the details or number plate of the other car in her panicked state, but said there was blue paint on the back of her car where it has been hit.
"I was terrified," she said. "I was shaken, traumatised and a little bit tender driving for the next couple of days."
Police were unable to confirm to The Courier whether they were investigating the matter.
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