Police are investigating the dramatic incident. Picture: Channel 9
Police are investigating the dramatic incident. Picture: Channel 9

Man stabbed in violent road rage row

 

A DISTURBING video has captured the moment a heated road rage argument boiled over before a man was stabbed in the stomach in front of his wife and child on a busy western Sydney motorway.

According to police, the stab victim tried to drive himself to hospital before being forced to call paramedics.

Now, Nine News has obtained footage of the two drivers in a heated argument on the M7 motorway in Glendenning on Friday at about 4.15pm.

"Who the f*** do you think you are?" the driver of a Toyota Corolla, who is dressed in a hi-vis vest, can be heard screaming at the other man.

The heated argument took place on the M7 motorway in Glendenning on Friday. Picture: Channel 9
The heated argument took place on the M7 motorway in Glendenning on Friday. Picture: Channel 9

A 42-year-old Hilux driver can then be heard responding: "And what? And what?"

According to police, the 42-year-old Hilux driver said the man in the Toyota Corolla threw something at his ute and both drivers stopped.

Both had a brief argument outside their vehicles before the Corolla driver, aged about 20, stabbed the older man in the abdomen and drove off at high speed.

The injured man tried to drive to a nearby hospital before deciding to pull over in Doonside, where a passenger called for an ambulance.

Despite the incident stopping traffic on a busy motorway about 4.30pm, few witnesses had come forward to police by late on Saturday morning.

It’s unclear whether the two men knew each other. Picture: Channel 9
It’s unclear whether the two men knew each other. Picture: Channel 9

Investigators have urged witnesses to offer copies of dashcam footage and the Corolla driver to come forward to tell his side of the story.

Video from the motorway operator is also being sought.

It's unclear whether the two men knew each other.

Sergeant Steve Vuletas described the incident as "alarming".

"You'd like to hope people take it easy on the roads and simply just get home avoiding incidents like this," he told reporters.

"Certainly never stop on a busy motorway and resolve your disputes - on the M7 or any road for that matter.

"Find a safe place, whether that be a police station or another place you find safe, and contact triple-0."

The Hilux driver needed emergency surgery but remains in a stable condition in Westmead Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

 

- with AAP



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