I found this story on Scotsman.com this morning...
Woman Seriously Hurt Trying to Stop Car Thieves
By Pat Hurst, PA
A woman broke her back in two places after clinging to the boot of her Mini-Cooper during a car-jacking, police said today.
The 32-year-old victim fell from the car as she desperately tried to stop the thieves taking her vehicle in Liverpool city centre.
She now faces months of hospital treatment for back injuries, broken fingers and bruising.
The victim had been sitting in the car when a man opened the boot, took out a bag and threw it on the floor.
As she got out, the man jumped into the £14,000 car and started to drive away.
The woman clung to the boot of the car before being thrown clear as the raider sped off.
The thief stopped a short distance away and two other men jumped in.
The silver-grey mini was later found abandoned.
Detective constable Mark Scarrat, of Merseyside Police, said: “This lady acted instinctively, and while we wouldn’t suggest anyone should try to stop thieves stealing their cars, what she did is completely understandable.
“This is an extremely serious offence, and this lady will be in hospital for a long time to recover.
“We are determined to find those responsible.”
Police have appealed for witnesses.
The first man is said to be in his late teens or early 20s, white and of thin build.
The other two men are described as white and wearing dark hooded tops.