ANTELOPE -- Eighteen-year-old Claire Haupt has been driving for two years. The Sac State student lives with her parents in Antelope, and commutes to Rocklin for work.
But on Monday, as she turned left out of her court, she says she accidently cut someone off.
“I looked to the left, looked to the right. [I looked] to the left again — didn't notice,” Haupt told FOX40.
Her mistake was caught on a neighbor’s surveillance camera. But what happened after she cut the vehicle off, she never expected.
Haupt says a woman got out of the passenger side of the red vehicle, and punched her in the face, got back in the car, and took off. Her mother, Jenifer, is outraged. "That lady was an adult. She should not be acting like that,” Jenifer said.
The assault left Haupt with physical injuries — a cut and bruised lip — and she says it left her shocked and traumatize, too.
Both Haupt and Jenifer admit it was wrong to cut off the vehicle, but the attack was unnecessary.
“I just want her caught. [That’s not] normal behavior,” Jenifer said.