Shocking moment P-plater repeatedly punches driver in road rage attack

·News Reporter

Dramatic footage has emerged of the moment a P-plater got out of his car on a busy Sydney highway and repeatedly punched another driver through a window.

The video, filmed by a bystander, shows the man rushing out of his car with purpose and no regard for traffic on the Hume Highway in Chullora.

The attacker unleashes several punches through the Mazda driver’s window before walking off.

The victim opens his car door and falls onto the road, clearly wounded from the attack.

The P-plater approaches the victim after words were exchanged. Source: 7News
The P-plater approaches the victim after words were exchanged. Source: 7News

Police have described it as one of the worst road rage cases they have seen, yet no one has been charged over the attack.

“This is probably the most significant piece of footage that I’ve seen,” Traffic and Highway Patrol Chief Inspector Phil Brookes said.

Police were able to track the victim’s number plate.

In the minutes leading up to the assault, the victim claims the driver of the Camry cut him off before words were exchanged.

The attacker then unleashes several punches through the victim’s window. Source: 7News
The attacker then unleashes several punches through the victim’s window. Source: 7News

The victim began filming before being repeatedly hit by the P-plater who then allegedly stole the man’s phone.

Chief Inspector Brookes has urged anyone with footage of the incident to speak with police.

“Please take that footage to a police station and provide a statement to the police so we can investigate these matters and put those that are conducting this sort of behaviour off our roads very quickly,” he urged.

The driver opens his car and falls out onto the road, evidently injured as he clutches his head. Source: 7News
The driver opens his car and falls out onto the road, evidently injured as he clutches his head. Source: 7News

Bankstown Police have seen the vision and say they are investigating, but the victim does not want to press charges.

“This is appalling behaviour, no one deserves the type of treatment that the victim of this offence received,” victims’ advocate Howard Brown said.

The offender has since made contact and returned the victim’s phone.

Mr Brown also singled out the bystander who filmed the incident, saying the victim’s well-being should have been their main concern.

“The people in the car filming this think this whole thing is hilarious. They don’t understand that that person who has been injured could be in the process of dying,” Mr Brown said.

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