Australian man slashed with knife in road rage attack

The passenger sustained a deep gash in his arm after trying to disarm the attacker.
Steve Cassell

The passenger sustained a deep gash in his arm after trying to disarm the attacker.

GRAPHIC WARNING: An Australian man who tried to disarm a knife-wielding motorist has sustained a horrific gash to his arm during a road-rage altercation gone "horribly wrong".

Two men in a Holden car were travelling in the Perth suburb of Baldivis on Monday afternoon, when an erratic driver of a Ford sedan crashed into their vehicle.

The 36-year-old driver then started a "physical altercation" and pulled out a knife, said police.

The passenger in the Holden sustained severe injuries after the pair allegedly tried to defend themselves. 

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"His mate jumped out of the passenger's seat of the car and tried to disarm this guy and the result went horribly wrong," Darren Tregilles wrote online.

Tregilles said the injured man is a friend of his daughter's boyfriend.

"He ended up with a 15cm gash to his forearm and was taken to Rockingham hospital where they stemmed the bleeding and was then taken to RPH where he's now having micro surgery."

The passenger sustained a deep gash in his arm after trying to disarm the attacker.
Darren Tregilles/WA Today

The passenger sustained a deep gash in his arm after trying to disarm the attacker.

Tregilles posted a graphic photograph of the injury on Facebook, showing a deep wound to the man's arm.

Police said a 36-year-old man has been charged with being armed in a way to cause fear, threats to injure and unlawful wounding.

He is due to appear in court on December 23.

This incident was the latest in a string or road rage attacks across Perth throughout 2016, with a truck driver kicking a man in the face in May, a cyclist threatened by a man wielding a knife in Warnbro in June and a car nearly run off the road in October.

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 - watoday.com.au

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