Police lay charges after man injured in road rage attack in Thornleigh

A man has been charged after allegedly attacking another man in a road rage incident in Sydney’s north west yesterday.

About 11.30am (Monday 14 December 2020), a Mercedes Benz and a Honda Accord were driving on Loch Maree Avenue, Thornleigh, when they stopped in traffic near the intersection of Pennant Hills Road.

Police have been told the Mercedes driver, a 41-year-old man, exited his vehicle and approached the Honda driver, a 46-year-old man, before yelling at him.

The Honda driver also got out of his car and the men became involved in an altercation.

It’s further alleged the Mercedes driver returned to his vehicle and produced a small axe, before striking the Honda driver on the head several times and driving away.

The injured man was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics at the scene, before being taken to Royal North Shore Hospital.

Officers from Kuring-Gai Police Area Command responding to the incident saw the Mercedes at the intersection of the Pacific Highway and Pennant Hills Road, Wahroonga.

Police stopped the Mercedes on the Pacific Highway at Waitara and arrested the driver.

He was taken to Hornsby Police Station and charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, armed with intent commit indictable offence and affray.

The Hornsby man was granted conditional bail to appear at Hornsby Local Court on Wednesday 20 January 2020.

The men are not believed to be known to each other.

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