A horrifying hit-and-run incident in which a man was mowed down by a mini-vehicle driver and threatened with a tomahawk is being investigated by New South Wales Police.
The incident took place in broad daylight in western Sydney in late October, with the perpetrator driving a white Ute with a yellow toolbox in a tray.
The detective urges anyone with information to come forward.
The victim and the ute driver exchanged words through the window while driving, and the victim criticized the way the ute was driven.
After the exchange, CCTV footage showed the victim parked on Martina Street off Woodstock Avenue in Plumpton around 7:40 am on October 27.
As he gets out of the car, a white Ute rounds the corner and hits the man, who tumbles onto Ute’s hood.
Edited footage released by police shows Ute passengers running back to the vehicle after threatening the victim with a tomahawk.
Detective Sergeant Brad Element said the case was “extremely concerning”.
The victim suffered serious injuries to his leg, but is said to be recovering.
“Obviously very upset, but he is recovering well,” said Det Sgt Element.
The ute is described as an old model white Holden Rodeo.
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