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Driver claims teens threw rock at her head

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A Dallas woman was hit in the head by a good-sized rock that came crashing through the driver's side window of her car. But she said it was no accident and it may have been part of a plan to rob her.

Eva Hollie-McGraw was hurt a few days ago on her way home from work on Lake June Road in Pleasant Grove.

As she approached the intersection of Cheyenne Road she noticed some teens cross the median and then before she knew it a large rock was flying at her car with full force.

The window of her silver Pontiac exploded, sending shards of glass into her face. The rock hit her head and landing in her lap.

"I heard a big pop," she said. "It was the blood that covered my whole face. I couldn't see anything."

Although she was blinded, she still had her wits about her.

"I know I had to put my hand on the gear and hit the brakes because otherwise I was in the left hand land. I could have gone over the median or all over the road," she said.

A Good Samaritan immediately stopped to help. Hollie-McGraw feels fortunate for that because she thinks he may have thwarted a robbery attempt based on what she was told by a responding officer.

"Somebody has been distracting people by throwing the rocks or something and then jacking them in that neighborhood," she said.

The 43-year-old is finally out of the intensive care unit. She has seven stitches on the side of her head and scratches from shattered glass down her back.

She said she'd normally be getting ready to cook a big Christmas meal, but this year she's lying in a hospital bed waiting to learn when she can go home and start physical therapy.

"I would want them to think about the harm that they did to me and what it could have caused me to do to other people," she said.

Hollie-McGraw said she believes teens were responsible because they appeared to be in school uniforms. But she can't be certain because it was starting to get dark and before she knew it she was covered in glass and blood.

Dallas police wouldn't confirm that this was a robbery attempt. They would only say they are looking to see if what happened is part of a disturbing trend in the area.

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