The woman helped by two Good Samaritans after crashing her car has launched a fundraiser for the pair, who had their own car stolen at knife point when they stopped to help.
Janna Majed was behind the wheel of a Range Rover when it crashed with a Mazda inside the M5 tunnel near the intersection of Marsh Street, Arncliffe, on Saturday about 12.30am.
Inside a Honda Accord purchased two days earlier were Sam and Daniel, who stopped to help the 19-year-old but ended up being set upon themselves.
Police said five men in the Mazda then got into the Honda and allegedly threatened the Honda driver with a knife, before driving away towards Marsh Street.
In a plea to Facebook on Monday, Ms Majed asked the public to help the two men buy a new car, as they hadn’t had the chance to get it insured before the incident.
“Over the weekend I was involved in a serious car accident on the M5. When Sam and Danny stopped to help me, their Honda Accord, which they had bought two days before, was carjacked at knife point,” she wrote.
She said she wanted to “help them buy a new car to thank them for their brave actions in a moment of despair”.
In the one day since being launched, the GoFundMe account had raised $1,235 of its $10,000 target.
Ms Majed amazingly avoided serious injury in the accident, and was taken to hospital with cuts, bruises and a suspected broken hand, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Police said the Honda Accord was found at Oxley Park on Saturday about 5pm.
They arrested a 21-year-old in relation to the incident from a St Marys address about 10.45am on Monday.
He was charged with carjacking, driving without a licence, driving dangerously and several other offences.
He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court on Tuesday.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, submit a report online.
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