Scooter rider hit by a truck after being ambushed on footpath

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A scooter rider has been hit by a truck after he was allegedly ambushed by two men on a footpath, causing him to swerve into traffic.

The shocking incident was captured on dashboard camera on Wembley Road in Logan Central, south of Brisbane, on Thursday.

The owner of the dashcam shared the vision online, saying the two men appeared to be armed with “lumps of timber” and “lay in wait” near the footpath for the 25-year-old scooter rider to approach.

A scooter rider veers in front of a truck after being attacked by two men on the footpath in Logan Central.
The scooter rider veered on to the road in front of an oncoming truck. Source: Facebook/Dash Cam Owners Australia

“Rider was forced onto the road to avoid the two attackers when he was struck by a passing truck,” the dashcam owner wrote.

“The attackers ran to a nearby vehicle and fled.”

Vision shows the two men, one in a black T-shirt and another barefoot and shirtless, walking towards the footpath just before 2.40pm.

They pace back and forth before the man in the black T-shirt takes position behind a fence. 

He peers out on the street occasionally while the shirtless man stands further back. Both men appear to be holding long pieces of timber.

As the scooter rider comes into view, both men run out onto the footpath, swinging their weapons.

The scooter rider tries to divert to the road to escape, but is clipped by an oncoming truck.

The scooter is thrown back on the footpath, while the rider is left lying motionless on the road.

The alleged offenders run across the road and out of sight as the truck driver and another motorist stop to render assistance to the injured man.

Queensland Police confirmed they were investigating the incident and said the victim suffered a skull fracture.

A scooter rider lies on the road after being clipped by a truck in Logan Central.
The scooter rider is left lying on the road after being clipped by the truck. Source: Facebook/Dash Cam Owners Australia

"Two men and a woman fled the scene in a maroon Nissan patrol, which was intercepted by police nearby on Jacaranda Street," a police spokesperson said in a statement.

"The trio was taken into custody and transported to Logan Central Station. The woman was later released after investigations revealed she had no part in the assault.

"At this stage, the 25-year-old has declined to make a formal complaint and the two men have been released."

A spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance said the scooter rider, aged in his 20s, was transported to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

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