Paramedic dragged down road in “rage car attack”
A private paramedic is slowly recovering after suffering serious injuries from being dragged 40 metres down the road on a car bonnet.
The 54-year-old was carried on the bonnet of a Ford Falcon XR8 before he fell to the ground after he attempted to break up a fight between a man and a woman in Western Sydney.
He had intervened in a heated row between a 44-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, who are known to each other, when the man returned to his vehicle and drove at him.
After the injured man fell from the vehicle, the driver sped off.
The man responsible is now facing a raft of serious charges over the alleged road rage attack.
Emergency services were called to assist the injured paramedic on a raceway at Eastern Creek around 3.15 pm yesterday.
The alleged victim was taken to Westmead Hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Police located his Ford sedan stopped on Ettalong Road in Greystanes and attempted to pull it over, but it took off.
Authorities attempted to chase the vehicle but had to call off the pursuit due to the car's manner of driving.
PolAir were called in to look for the car.
It was tracked to a car park on Distribution Road in Seven Hills.
The driver allegedly ran from the vehicle but was chased down by police and arrested.
He has now been charged with a range of serious offences, including stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm, common assault, dangerous driving occasioning grievous bodily harm and using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention.
This article originally appeared on Over60.