Shoppers flee as Melbourne road rage clash erupts on city street

Stunned shoppers have been forced to flee from a shocking Melbourne road rage attack near a busy retail strip, which left two men in hospital and a trail of destruction.

CCTV of the violent attack shows one man needing to be restrained from unleashing his full fury on another motorist.

At one stage a father and son were clinging to the driver and passenger side doors of their ute, as the a hatch reversed across the road and shunted another car into a shop front.

A Melbourne man was arrested after appearing to unleash his full fury on another motorist following a road rage incident. Picture: 7 News

It's believed the son's leg was driven over before the vehicle crossed back onto the other side of road, instigating the father’s fury.

The clash was triggered by a minor accident between a small car and the father and son in a ute, travelling along Toorak Road, in Camberwell, east of the CBD.

During his rage, the older man aged in his fifties, also had a confrontation with a passer-by who was brave enough to intervene.

“Crash.. you f***king moron! What do you think you're doing? What do you think you're doing?” he can be heard shouting.

It's believed the son's leg was driven over before the vehicle crossed back onto the other side of road, instigating the father’s fury. Picture: 7 News

This danger of this situation extended beyond the violence, as the driver of the hatch somehow managed to avoid moving vehicles during the attack as well as shoppers on the footpaths.

Witness Toby Chen told 7 News he saw one man bashing the other.

“I just saw him beating him like punching him repeatedly over and over and over again,” he said.

“And then someone else stopped their car, got out of their own car, and pulled the guy off him - and that's when he finally stopped beating this guy.”

Witness Hadley Isaacs said the man was livid.

“He was absolutely ropable. You know, he was screaming. He was threatening to kill the guy,” he said.

Police have confirmed two men were taken to hospital following a road rage incident in Camberwell this morning, after two cars were involved in a minor collision on Toorak Road about 10.15am.

The father, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene and interviewed by police. Picture: 7 News

“The male driver and passenger of one vehicle have got out of their car and opened the driver and passenger door of the second vehicle and allegedly starting assaulting the male driver,” a Victoria Police spokesperson told 7 News.

“The victim has reversed his car to escape and has struck a parked vehicle on the other side of the road. While he was reversing the driver of the first car, who was now sitting the victim’s passenger seat, has fallen from the car and been run over.”

Both the driver of the car and the son from the ute were hospitalised.

The man believed to be aged in his 30s was taken to hospital with non-life threatening leg injuries. The man who was assaulted, believed aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The father was arrested and interviewed, but charges have not yet been laid.

Police would like to speak to any witnesses, or anyone with dashcam footage who captured the incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.