I was watching a show on TV (I escaped my killer) and Lisa Noland is dropped off after being raped several times by her attacker and to her surprise he doesn't kill her, drops her off at her neighborhood. Then Lisa says:
I just started running. Every time a car went by, I hit the road. I said "He's coming back, he's coming back for me and I just kept running."
Hit the road as far as the dictionaries go means like "to get on the way, to start a journey etc"
Why is she getting back on the road where she should get off the road, hide or something?