A woman has been injured while foiling an attempt to steal her van in Sydney's west.
The woman and two men were sitting in the van outside a shop at South Wentworthville about 6.30pm on Sunday when an unknown man smashed the driver's window with a brick.
The trio fled the vehicle but as the attacker attempted to drive away, the 43-year-old woman got back in through the passenger door. She fell on the footpath, injuring her shoulder and head.
The man then abandoned the vehicle. The woman was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.