Four men carjacked a 22-year-old student athlete from Belhaven University with the intention of raping her Wednesday night. None of them could operate a manual transmission so they made her drive. She intentionally crashed her car, probably saving her life.
Click to viewIf you're in the Jackson, Mississippi area, here's some video of the assailants, who fled the crash with the unidentified woman's purse. Though this is an example of the benefits of knowing how to drive a stick, it's also just a good reminder of the benefits of situational awareness and knowing the proper odds in defending yourself from an attack. (Hat tip to pk386)