Police seek witnesses after family threatened in M1 road rage attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a frightening road rage attack which stopped traffic on the M1 in Brisbane’s south last week.

It happened on the motorway at Mount Gravatt around 9.45am on Wednesday, February 21.

Police said a family travelling north in a grey 2016 Maza CX-3 became involved in an incident with a red 2000 Toyota Hilux just after the Mains Road on-ramp.


The driver of the Hilux allegedly drove in front of the family’s Mazda and caused the driver to brake several times to avoid a collision.

It is then alleged the man behind the wheel of the Hilux slammed on his brakes and stopped suddenly in the middle lane of the motorway, causing the Mazda to stop behind him.

The man then allegedly jumped out of his vehicle, walked up to the family’s car and threatened the driver before returning to his vehicle and speeding off.

Police said the Hilux was seen leaving the motorway via the Gaza Road off-ramp a short time later.

Investigators are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam vision of the northbound lanes around the time of the incident to come forward and call Policelink on 131 444.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.