Reporting Anjali Hemphill
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two women were left fighting for their lives on the side of a Sacramento highway after a violent road rage incident.
Police are still looking for the alleged attackers, a mother and daughter. Police say the victims were viciously attacked on Garden Highway near Northgate Boulevard in south Natomas.
The attack happened right as rush hour was starting around 4:20 p.m. on Wednesday. Police say the two women were stabbed so badly they thought they were going to die.
“It just teaches you to keep going; it’s not worth sticking around and fighting for it,” said one resident.
The two women are still recovering at UC Davis Medical Center after they were brutally attacked and stabbed in what began as a road rage incident, say police.
Two women were driving in the area of I-80 near the I-5 interchange when they encountered the suspects in their van. It’s not clear what happened to make the suspects angry, but they followed the victims for several miles.
“They feel ‘this is my car; this is my space; this is my vehicle; you cut me off and now you’re going to pay for it,’ said Sacramento police Sgt. Andrew Pettit.
Investigators say the two women eventually pulled over along Garden Highway near Northgate Boulevard. That’s when the attack happened.
The mother, along with her daughter, got out the van and viciously stabbed the other women multiple times before taking off, say police.
“It was so bad our homicide unit came out and investigated. They thought the victim was going to die at one point,” said Pettit.
The victims drove about a mile before eventually calling police. They are expected to survive, but the mother and daughter duo who stabbed them are still on the run and could attack again.
Authorities describe the older suspect as a Hispanic woman in her late 30s to early 40s with purple streaks in her hair. They also say she was wearing sunglasses that were left at the scene of the crime. The daughter is in her 20s and weighs around 230 lbs.
The suspects were last seen driving a grey or silver minivan with dark tinted windows.