A WEEKEND drive turned to horror for a man caught up in a road rage attack south of Brisbane
Author Brittany Vonow - The Courier-Mail -December 19, 2012 9:29AM
Former policeman Ken Olsen said he was the victim of an unprovoked attack recently when he was rammed more than seven times and run off the road.
"I had to go onto the footpath, got onto the footpath, and went over traffic islands with him in pursuit," Mr Olsen told Today Tonight.
"I got around a traffic island, then he crunched into the side of me, so I had to go onto another footpath to get away from him.
The ute passes Ken Olsen's car on the inside during the road rage attack.
"He'd crashed into my vehicle so many times I was convinced it was going to stop going, and I thought once my vehicle is not going, I have no protection, this bloke is going to kill me," Olsen said.
The violent driver also flung himself onto the car after running Mr Olsen into a barrier, punching in Mr Olsen's windscreen.
It is believed there was also a woman passenger in the car at the time.
Mr Olsen called triple zero for help during the attack and was instructed to drive to Logan Central police station.
"This has shaken me. It's something that you don't expect and it's something that's very difficult to deal with," Mr Olsen said.
"How do you deal with somebody trying to, what I think, trying to kill you on the road? I'm struggling."
Police media was unable to confirm if the man involved in the attack had contacted police with plans to hand himself in
Police are now appealing for the driver of the black ute involved in the road rage attack to come forward.
A police media spokeswoman said investigators needed to hear both sides of the story.
Police have also asked for anyone who may have seen the attack to contact them.