Remuera road rage attack caught on camera

  • 25/12/2018

An alleged road rage attack has been caught on camera in the up-market Auckland suburb of Remuera. 

Two cars had a minor nose-to-tail incident on Remuera Road on December 22 around 11:45am, police confirmed.

It is understood the incident turned violent when one man allegedly punched another before fleeing the scene. The driver who was allegedly assaulted, who does not want to be named, told Newshub he was kicked in the chest and had to go to hospital.

"I told them 'give me your ID so I can give it to my insurance company so they can repair my car' and they said 'no, no, no, no just give me your number and we'll call you later'," he said.

"Then I realised they wouldn't give me anything and I told them if he just call the police to make the report then I call the insurance so both of us have something in evidence."

The incident then turned ugly when an occupant of the Holden Rodeo attempted to drive away and the driver started recording on his phone.

"When I started to record then he really pushed me very hard and I fell into the road and then my phone got broken... when I was trying to pull up my phone to get it from the road he kicked me really bad in the chest," he told Newshub.

"I had to go to the hospital after like three, four hours; the doctor has said 'you're going to have bruises'."

In the video one driver can be seen walking up to one of the men from the Holden Rodeo and putting his phone camera up to his face.

It is unclear what happens next as the phone appears to fall on the ground. As the vision becomes dark and blurred a man is heard saying "don't push me" and another says "wanna start?"

The alleged victim is now fighting to have the other driver pay for the insurance damage.

"The next day I called the insurer because I had to know what's happening, 'did you guys find any evidence' and they said 'yeah we called the owner of the car but he denied everything, he said he doesn't know anything about it'," he says an assessor told him.

"They said I had to pay the excess fee of $500 because there's no proof who hit my car, now there was a camera on Remuera Rd and Victoria Avenue, I have requested from the police to give me that but I haven't got anything."

Police confirmed a report was made that two cars had a minor nose-to-tail incident which resulted in one male punching another before leaving the scene.

A spokesperson said enquiries are ongoing.