Terrifying moment family are menaced by a LandCruiser driver who rammed their car and shot their daughter in the leg during horrifying road rage attack on a busy motorway
- Ford Focus rammed by Toyota Landcruiser
- Teenage girl shot in leg by the SUV driver
A family feels lucky to be alive after their car was rammed by an SUV and their daughter shot in the leg in a shocking road rage attack on Anzac Day.
Todd Power was driving his family home on the Logan Motorway at Drewvale, south of Brisbane, when a driver in a Toyota LandCruiser started driving erratically in front of them at around 6.30pm.
Mr Power said the SUV with tinted windows was ‘slamming the brakes’ and swerving at their Ford Focus before it rammed into them from behind.
A Queensland family feels lucky to be alive after their car was rammed and their daughter was shot in a shocking road rage attack on Anzac Day. Pictured is Todd Power, the family’s dad
Dashcam footage from another car captured the terrifying ordeal as it unfolded showing the SUV switching lanes several times.
Mr Power said the LandCruiser came up next to his car before one of the people inside the vehicle opened fire.
‘He actually shot from the driver’s seat through the passenger’s seat in his car,’ he told the Courier Mail.
‘I was right beside him. He got as close as he could. I heard the shot.’
The Brisbane dad said the pellet skimmed across his thumb, between the seats and through to his daughter Kayla who was sitting in the backseat.
The 14-year-old was hit in the leg and screamed out in pain.
Mr Power said the SUV appeared to be taking the Mount Lindesay Highway exit, but suddenly swerved back and tried to T-bone him.
The family then pulled over, called triple-0 and met police and paramedics in a shopping centre car park.
Kayla was taken to Queensland Children’s Hospital where she is recovering from the trauma.
Mr Power said the pellet pierced her skin, but didn’t go all the way into her flesh.
Police believe an air rifle was discharged during the incident, a weapon that shoots pellets and not bullets.
Kayla said the pain was like someone had hit a golf ball into her leg.
Mr Power said the family was very fortunate they hadn’t all been killed.
He said the pellet could have hit him in his eye and caused him to crash the vehicle.
Mr Power said he is confident the man will soon be caught, claiming every police car in the state is looking for that Landcruiser.
He said the Toyota driver should not be on the streets.
A Queensland Police spokesman said the incident is being investigated.
Mr Power said an SUV with tinted windows (pictured left) was ‘slamming the brakes’ and swerving at their Ford Focus (pictured right), then rammed into them from behind
Kayla Power, 14, was hit in the leg (pictured) in the shocking incident and screamed out in pain
‘Around 6.35pm (on Anzac Day), a yellow Ford Focus and white Toyota Landcruiser were travelling on the Logan Motorway when the driver of the Landcruiser rammed the other vehicle from behind,’ he said.
‘The Ford Focus sustained damage to the rear.
‘The driver of the Landcruiser has then fired an unknown weapon, believed to be an air rifle, towards the occupants of the Ford Focus.
‘A female passenger sustained a minor injury to her leg from a projectile and was taken to hospital.
‘The Landcruiser continued to drive westbound on Logan Motorway.’
Police have launched an appeal urging anyone who saw the incident to come forward.
‘Anyone who has dashcam vision is asked to contact police,’ the spokesman said.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.