Two Men Charged After Violent Alleged Road Rage Attack Over Parking Spot
Footage has emerged of a man appearing to punch a driver in the face before trying to drag him through the window of a moving car in Sydney's south-wesF
The incident, between two drivers and a passenger on John Street in Cabramatta, was captured on film around 1pm on Sunday afternoon.
Video of the incident, posted to Facebook, shows two men yelling at the driver of a green Hyundai, telling him to "move back".
Police claim a 51-year-old man had allegedly been responsible for punching the windscreen of that car, causing it to smash -- an altercation which was not captured on the camera footage.
Police allege the incident was sparked by a dispute over a parking spot.
As the Hyundai driver begins to pull away, a third man, wearing a grey jumper, runs up alongside the vehicle. Police said the 43-year-old man -- a passenger of the older man's vehicle -- threw a punch at the driver through the car's open window.
Police said the driver's glasses were shattered by the punch, causing a metal shard to enter his eye.
"He then reversed his car and collided with the Toyota Hiace belonging to the 51-year-old," NSW Police said in a statement.
This injury later required emergency surgery on his eye, and remains in Sydney Eye Hospital.
After a few seconds, the driver of the Hyundai reverses back along the crowded street and into the van behind, before speeding off.
Dozens of people can be seen standing on the footpaths on either side, clearly shocked by the violent outburst.
NSW Police have since arrested two men aged 43 and 51.
The 51-year-old was charged with malicious damage and common assault, and granted conditional bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on August 7.
The 43-year-old was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and was refused bail to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Monday.