Man injured in road-rage incident at COVID-19 testing clinic

A COVID-19 testing clinic

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 2.45pm yesterday (Tuesday 14 September 2021), a 55-year-old man attended a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Everley Road, Auburn.

A short time later he became involved in a verbal dispute with another man, aged about 20, who had also driven into the clinic.

The younger man exited his vehicle and approached the other man. He then allegedly pulled the older man out of his vehicle and punched and kneed him repeatedly.

The younger man then drove away from the clinic.

Police were alerted and officers from Auburn Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the incident.

As part of inquiries they would like to speak with a man described as being in his early 20’s, of Middle Eastern appearance, thin build, with long hair tied in a bun, and was wearing a blue and gold sleeping gown at the time.

The man was driving what is believed to be a 1996 model light blue Diahatsu Charade, with black and yellow number plates and an attached red P-plate.

The 55-year-old man was taken to Auburn Hospital with a fractured hand, cuts to his face, and bruising to his ribs.

Anyone who witnessed the incident – or has mobile phone or dashcam footage from the area – is urged to contact Auburn Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.