Good Samaritan stops at car crash, has vehicle stolen

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Photo/Video credit: Dashcam Owners Australia
A Good Samaritan had her car stolen moments after stopping to tend to victims of a head-on collision.

Captured in Belconnen, Canberra, Australia, the footage shows a man quickly jumping into a car parked at the side of the road before speeding off.

It is reported that before this, the car's owner had pulled into the bike lane at the side of the road to offer assistance to two people who had been involved in a car crash.

However, when the woman got out of the vehicle she failed to remove the car's keys from the ignition. Almost immediately, a man lurking nearby leapt into the running car before making a U-turn across two lanes of moving traffic and disappearing into the distance.

The woman gave chase for some time, before giving up after realising that there was no chance of catching the stolen vehicle.

Many viewers of the video were quick to ask why the woman left the car running with the keys still in the ignition, but the vast majority praised her for her actions.