Kidnapping victim describes escape from trunk of moving car

Brittany Diggs jumped out of the trunk of her moving car to fllee a carjacker. (Screengrab)

Alabama nursing student Brittany Diggs told NBC’s “Today” show Monday that the man who abducted her threatened to kill her repeatedly before she got away.

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Diggs says the man forced her to drive and tried to withdraw cash from ATMs before putting her in the trunk.

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Deserate to flee, she says she remembers seeing a video on Facebook about the trunk latch, so she waited for the suspect to get back into the car before pulling the latch.

"My biggest fear was that he was going to drive this car into a river and I’m going to drown here and nobody’s going to know I’m in this trunk," she tells NBC’s "Today" show.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A woman who escaped a carjacker by jumping from the trunk of her moving car says she used the light on her insulin pump to find the latch that allowed her to flee.

Police are still searching for the suspect who they say kidnapped the 25-year-old Diggs at gunpoint outside her apartment in Birmingham, Alabama, last Tuesday.

Diggs says she jumped out as the car left a gas station, an escape captured by surveillance cameras.