Two terrified young sisters were showered with glass when yobs hurled a rock through a car window – narrowly missing the girls.
Shocked mum Amanda Towers said the youngsters were ‘screaming’ in fear when the thugs struck.
She said today: “it was quite a big rock and if it had hit them I think it would have killed them.”
Amanda had picked up nine-year-old Audrey and Edith, six, from a swimming lesson and was driving along Sheaf Street near Sheffield train station when she heard an ‘almighty crash’ and the vehicle’s rear window shattered.
The 42-year-old, of Woodseats, said: “The kids were screaming, so I pulled over as fast as possible. At first I thought the window had spontaneously shattered.
“My daughters were covered in glass. It was only when I opened the boot, and there was a big rock on the parcel shelf that I realised what had happened. I was flabbergasted, I’m still in shock.”
Amanda did not see who threw the rock but has informed police of the attack.
She said: “I didn’t realise how serious it was at first – it could have hurt my children.
“It was quite a big rock and if it had hit them I think it would have killed them – which is every parent’s worst nightmare. I am quite traumatised now.”
Amanda today warned people about the dangers of throwing objects at moving vehicles.
She said: “I didn’t see anyone – they must have been concealing themselves. It was a deliberate act.
“It’s probably kids that just didn’t think. I want them to know the consequences of their actions – at the time they probably didn’t think about how serious it was.
“Kids tend to hang around the same places, doing the same thing. Someone was probably just acting daft.
“But there was no reason to throw a rock at my car and it is obviously a family car as well.”