The family of a 60-year-old man allegedly kicked in the head during a weekend road rage incident say he is lucky to be alive.
Terry Ilich had been driving along Griffin Crescent, Manning, just after 4pm on Saturday when he became engaged in a verbal confrontation with another driver.
Both men stopped their vehicles and got out when the 19-year-old driver allegedly kicked Mr Ilich to the head.
The force of the kick was so strong Mr Ilich's skull fractured as he hit the footpath. He was placed in an induced coma at Royal Perth Hospital and remained in a critical condition last night.
"(He is) very lucky to be here," brother-in-law Graeme Verco said. "(Saturday) night was a long night, we sort of stayed awake worrying about him."
Mr Verco urged motorists not to get involved in road rage.
"We all get frustrated … just don't get out of your car," he said.
Kensington detectives have charged a Waterford man with aggravated grievous bodily harm. He will appear in Perth Magistrate's Court today.