Father, son 'team up for road rage'


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A FATHER and son have allegedly attacked another man on a busy Melbourne freeway prompted by road rage.

Police said the father struck the 40-year-old male driver of another car with a crow bar during the incident yesterday afternoon.

All three men, including the father, 51, his 24-year-old son and the victim of the crow bar attack, are likely to face assault charges, police said today.

The 40-year-old driver, from Pakenham, was accosted by two men tailing him on the Monash Freeway for apparently driving too slow through road works, police said.

The man was driving his red sedan in an 80km/h roadworks zone at Mulgrave, southeast of Melbourne, when he was pelted with a projectile from a passing white van about 4.30pm (AEST).

Police spokeswoman Marika Fengler said yesterday the man pulled over and the van followed.

One of the van's three occupants then threw a stubbie at him, she said.

The son got out of the van and a fight broke out between him and the driver of the sedan, it is alleged.

Police said the father then produced a crow bar and struck the driver on the arm and threw his keys away before the trio sped off.

Ms Fengler said the victim was taken to Casey Hospital complaining of chest pains but was not badly injured.