Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam vision after a road-rage assault at Auburn yesterday.
The incident reportedly began at the intersection of Mary Street and Harrow Road, just before 6pm (Wednesday 25 December 2019), when the driver of a black SUV and two occupants of a taxi got out and began arguing.
A passing pedestrian attempted to intervene when he was approached by the taxi driver and pushed.
Members of the public attempted to separate the two men when the passenger of the taxi returned to the vehicle and armed himself with a screwdriver.
The armed men approached the scuffle and lunged at the pedestrian, striking him on the arm, before the group separated and returned to their vehicles.
The 48-year-old pedestrian later attended Auburn Hospital for treatment and police were notified.
Officers from Auburn Police Area Command have initiated inquiries and have released descriptions of two men they believe can assist with their inquiries.
The first man is described as being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about 180cm to 185cm tall, aged in his mid to late 30s, and of a large build. At the time he was wearing a blue t-shirt with white motif and black pants.
The second man is described as also being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about 170cm to 175cm tall, aged in his early 30s, and of a solid build. At the time he was wearing a white t-shirt and dark denim jeans.
They are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault, or who may have dashcam vision or events leading up to the incident, to call Auburn Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.