Altona road rage victim speaks out

Tony Bacon in hospital after the road rage incident.

Goya Dmytryshchak

The victim of a vicious daylight road rage attack in Altona has spoken out after suffering a fractured jaw in the unprovoked assault.

Tony Bacon, 65, said he was driving along Queen Street, towards Altona, when a car started tailgating him on Wednesday shortly before 2pm.

“The three cars in front of me were doing 65km/h, so I was doing 65, and he’s right up my butt – like, I’m talking two feet – and moving backwards and forwards trying to make out like he’s trying to get around me,” Mr Bacon said.

“I put my brake lights on a couple of times to try to tell him to back off, which didn’t do much.”

Mr Bacon said when the vehicles got to the corner of Maidstone Street, the other car overtook him “with a dangerous manoeuvre” and “pulled up abruptly”.

“I just about smashed into the back of him but I stopped probably a couple of inches off his bumper bar,” Mr Bacon said.

An altercation ensued and a male passenger got out of the other car and abused him.

“When I turned my head to address him, I was king hit to the side of the head,” Mr Bacon said.

“Then, when I fell onto my bonnet and I came back, he gave me an upper cut to the underside of my left jaw and I thought, ‘Oh my God’.”

Mr Bacon has reported the incident to Altona police.

He described the car as a 2004 Ford Falcon sedan in a dark metallic green colour. He remembers the first three letters of the registration were IIE.

He said the driver was about 193 centimetres, of slim build, Caucasian, with short black hair, clean shaven and was wearing a dark tracksuit top and dark pants.

His passenger was about 160 centimetres, average build, Caucasian, with long blond wavy hair and wearing a cream-coloured T-shirt.

Both offenders are believed to have been aged in their late 20s or early 30s.

Mr Bacon underwent CT scans and treatment at hospital.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 300 000.