Pedestrian stabbed in Brisbane 'road rage' attack has died

A man who was stabbed in the abdomen early on Friday morning in inner city Brisbane after an apparent road rage incident has died from his injuries.


At around 4am officers were called to the intersection of Milton Road and Petrie Terrace following reports a man had been assaulted.

It is believed a verbal altercation occurred between two men who were crossing Milton Road, and a man in a vehicle which was travelling on Milton Road, according to Queensland Police.

The car then stopped, a man got out of the vehicle and assaulted one of the pedestrians.

The victim, believed to be a German backpacker in his 30s, was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a critical condition with stab wounds to his abdomen and back but has since died.

Police want to hear from anyone who might have seen a car leaving the area about 4am.

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Police are hunting a male motorist after a pedestrian was stabbed in an apparent road rage incident in Brisbane. Photo: 7 News

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Inspector Daniel Bragg said police are looking for a small vehicle. Photo: 7 News

Inspector Daniel Bragg told reporters police are looking for a small vehicle, possibly a green Holden Barina.

He added there was a female passenger in the car who they would like to speak to.

"We'd also like to talk to the driver and any witnesses who might be able to give us information," Inspector Bragg said.

Queensland Ambulance medical director Dr Stephen Rashford said up to 10 staff were on the scene to resuscitate the man.

The man was walking along the street with a friend, and after that, police say a physical altercation occurred with the driver of a car. Photo: 7 News

"He was in a very unstable, critical condition before being transported to hospital," Dr Rashford said.

Roads in the vicinity were closed off leading into the busy peak hour period, causing traffic problems in the area.

Police are encouraging anyone with information or dashcam vision to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.