South Texas authorities say assailants attacked an elementary school teacher with sulfuric acid after staging a fender bender in a sparsely populated area.
The woman and her 8-year-old daughter were leaving a school in the Rio Grande Valley town of Alamo on Tuesday when two men bumped the rear of her car. Police Chief Arturo Espinosa said that when the woman pulled over to inspect the damage, one of the men poured liquid on her face.
She began screaming and neighbors tried to help, but Espinosa says the liquid was sulfuric acid.
Doctors said Thursday the woman's face might be permanently disfigured. Her daughter was not injured.
Espinosa said investigators don't have a motive for the attack.