Sunday 18 March 2018

Motorist fights for life after road-rage attack

Brendan Farrelly

GARDAI last night appealed for witnesses after a violent road rage attack left a man in hospital fighting for his life.

The attack happened at the junction of Sandymount Road, Newbridge Avenue and Tritonville Road in Sandymount, south Dublin.

Two motorists were involved in the incident, but gardai would not say what sparked the vicious attack.

One driver ended up hitting the driver of the other car over the head with a blunt instrument.

The 49-year-old victim was first rushed to St Vincent's Hospital but was later transferred to Beaumont with head injuries.

His condition was last night described as critical.

It is understood the other driver did not remain at the scene after the incident, which happened about 7.25pm on Sunday. As yet no arrests have been made.

A 40-metre stretch of the junction was sealed off as garda forensics experts examined the scene, and gardai are now anxious to trace any witnesses to the attack. There were a number of people in the area at the time.

A garda spokesman said: "We would like to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident to contact Irishtown garda station at 01 6669600."

Irish Independent

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