The driver of a Toyota Hilux who was involved in an alleged road rage attack in Summer Hill.A violent road-rage incident between a driver and a cyclist that unfolded in Sydney’s inner west has been caught on camera.
The video, shot by the cyclist, shows the driver of a Toyota Hilux unleashing a tirade of abuse against him.
The altercation, which was sparked by a minor collision between the cyclist and the driver, erupted on Grosvenor Crescent in Summer Hill about 7.50am on Wednesday.
The 45-year-old driver allegedly called the 23-year-old cyclist “Aussie scum” and repeatedly threatened him before allegedly striking him.
“I’m Lebanese mate, I’m going to f— you,” the driver is heard yelling at the cyclist.
“I’m going to f— your life, you son of a bitch. I’m going to follow you, I am going to f— your life.”
A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the altercation.
“It is alleged the driver punched the cyclist,” she said. “Investigations are continuing.”
The driver, from Sydney’s inner west, told Channel Nine’s Today show that he slapped the cyclist after being provoked, and he regretted his actions.
“[He was] sticking his finger up, carrying on,” he said.
“We were driving and I didn’t hit him, then [he] got in front of me and he started riding slowly, sticking his finger up and then he took off, braked, and I was rolling in traffic and I hit his back tyre.
“It’s not right. I didn’t provoke it. I’m not a violent person.” In the last few moments the driver involved in a frightening road rage incident in Sydney has spoken. #9Todaypic.twitter成都夜总会招聘/uMdgxUdnWg??? The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) September 6, 2017*/