An elderly man who was allegedly assaulted in a Perth car park in a suspected road rage attack has broken his silence, as a man is charged over the incident.
Alan White, 91, drove into a carpark on Westview Parade, on Friday, August 25 at around 4.45pm and parked his car.
When he got out of the vehicle, a motorcyclist allegedly began to verbally abuse the grandfather-of-seven before physically assaulting him.
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CCTV captured the assault, which showed the man allegedly punch White in the face several times and then kicked him on the ground, after he had fallen over.
The 91-year-old drove himself home before calling an ambulance. He was then taken to Peel Health Campus.
“I couldn’t understand what he was saying,” White said of his alleged attacker.
“He wouldn’t take his helmet off and he wouldn’t take the scarf off … so I couldn’t understand him.
“But he was saying something about I had cut him off.”
Alan White, 91. Credit: 7NEWS
White went on to thank those who helped him after the attack.
“I can only say … that even the young police policemen … beautiful people and the young constables … it restores your faith,” he said.
Acting Inspector Steve Jones described the attacker’s behaviour as “disgusting”.
“This type of behaviour is simply not acceptable in our community and especially with the vulnerable members of the community,” he said.
“The injuries… it could have been catastrophic, for sure.”
A 70-year-old man has been charged with one count of aggravated assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of criminal damage over the incident.
He is set to face Mandurah Magistrates Court in September.