It started innocently enough while Ken Olsen was taking a weekend drive south of Brisbane.
A camera in Olsen's car recorded what happened as a driver in a black ute came into shot, crossing double white lines.
"At that stage he just appeared to be coming up beside me so he could scream through the open passenger window," Olsen said.More stories from Today Tonight
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Olsen kept going and the ute appeared again, this time on the inside lane.
"He was going berserk at me again, so I thought 'I'm not going to pull over for this bloke because he seems a little bit unbalanced'," Olsen said.
Moments later, there was nothing Olsen could do to avoid the ute.
"He's gone onto grass verge, pulled over straight in front of me, and then immediately applied his brakes. I had nowhere to go and went straight into the back of him," Olsen recalled.
"He then jumped out of passenger door, came right up to vehicle, and I thought 'he's not coming to talk, he means business'."
On the footage you can hear the sound of the man punching Olsen's window as he drives off.
"I realised that he just didn't want to stop and exchange details, he had something against me, but I still thought I might be able to drive down the road a little bit and he'll cool down," Olsen said.
But things were about to heat up even more as the chase continued along the wrong side of the road, and then off-road. Catching up, the driver rammed Olsen's vehicle as the road rules went out the window once again.
"I had to go onto the footpath, got onto the footpath, and went over traffic islands with him in pursuit. I got around a traffic island, then he crunched into the side of me, so I had to go onto another footpath to get away from him," Olsen said.
"Thankfully no people were using it. Normally on weekends people are walking their dogs, pushing prams, cycling." he added.
Trying to escape, Olsen narrowly missed another car as he was forced to run a red light. He kept driving and kept his nerve while calling triple zero.
The driver then came at him again and though the police operator told Olsen to head toward a police station, he was unable to do so.
"I can't. He keeps cutting in front of me and cutting me off," Olsen told the operator.
He says the driver continuously collided with him, trying to push him off the road and pulling in front of him. Olsen says he knew he couldn't stop.
"He'd crashed into my vehicle so many times I was convinced it was going to stop going, and I thought once my vehicle is not going, I have no protection, this bloke is going to kill me," Olsen said.
A young woman was seen in the passenger seat of the vehicle. "She was gesturing out the window and waving her arms around and screaming," Olsen said.
As the minutes passed he relayed vital information to the police operator - his running commentary including the impact the pursuit was having on other drivers.
The chase continued and was about to reach a dramatic climax - the moment Olsen thought he was going to die. The driver jumped on his bonnet, smashing the windscreen before he fell off.
The police operator advised Olsen to keep driving and not to go back.
But the madness was far from over. Olsen still didn't know if he was out of danger, even though the man appeared to be hurt, so having been rammed at least seven times and barely able to see though the windscreen, he continued driving to the nearest police station.
Olsen says his car "was making clouds of smoke" when he got to police station. "I've never been happier to be somewhere," he said.
A former police officer, Olsen had investigated several road rage incidents over the years but never imagined he'd be involved in one so violent.
"This has shaken me. It's something that you don't expect and it's something that's very difficult to deal with. How do you deal with somebody trying to, what I think, trying to kill you on the road? I'm struggling," Olsen said.
He is yet another victim of the increasing number of road rage incidents which are turning quiet suburban streets into bitumen battlefields; where angry drivers are lashing out against other road users in sometimes unprovoked attacks.
The driver of the ute has now contacted the police and is considering handing himself over.
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