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'Sickening road rage attack' on 18yo driver

UPDATE 6.30am: Police are investigating a 'sickening road rage attack' that allegedly left a teenage motorist with cuts and bruises to his head near Warwick last night. 

A friend of the 18-year-old last night told the Daily News the alleged victim was travelling along Yangan Rd near the Hermitage before the confrontation, in which the young man was "punched and his windscreen smashed".

A spokesman from Queensland Police Media this morning said the teenager called police just before 6pm to report the assault, but his alleged attacker had already left the scene.

The teenager reportedly told police the man, who was not known to him, had accused him of tailgating.

At this stage no charges have been laid in relation to the alleged attack.

A friend of the teenager last night said the 18-year-old slowed to a stop before he was allegedly approached by two men.

"They accused the boy of travelling too close - if he was that close he would have run up their back," he said.

"It was then the men opened the driver's door and started to assault the driver.

"This is a sickening attack on an 18-year-old boy."

The teenager was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises to his head but was later released.

Anyone who saw anything is urged to phone Warwick police on 4660 4444.

INITIAL 10.30pm: A teenage motorist was taken to hospital after a "sickening road rage attack" outside Warwick this afternoon.

A friend of the 18-year-old told the Daily News the alleged victim was travelling along Yangan Rd near the Hermitage before the confrontation, in which the young man was "punched and his windscreen smashed".

The man said the teenager slowed to a stop before he was allegedly approached by two men.

"They accused the boy of travelling too close - if he was that close he would have run up their back," he said.

"It was then the men opened the driver's door and started to assault the driver.

"This is a sickening attack on an 18-year-old boy."

The teenager was taken to hospital with cuts and bruises to his head but was later released.

Anyone who saw anything is urged to phone Warwick police on 46604444.


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