Veteran truckie David Lee was just a few hundred metres from home when he was attacked by a mob of rock-hurling young men in Sydney last night.
Lee, 53, spoke to 9News Sydney today about the attack that left him with severe injuries to his head, arms and back.
“I thought I was going to die,” said Lee who initially cronfronted the men with a crowbar before being hit from behind with a bottle, wrestled to the ground and repeatedly kicked and punched.
“I heard someone say ‘stop, stop you’ll kill him’, and then didn’t even see then running away because I was on the ground.
“I want to see them locked up.”
— 9News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) May 29, 2021
Police say the initial rock attack took place at 4.40pm yesterday as Lee was driving his semi-trailer along Pendock Road, Cranebrook.
Lee stopped a short distance away and got out, holding a crowbar; however, the people ran off.
He returned to the truck and was approached by approximately six males, aged in their 20s and carrying bottles.
As the Lee climbed back into the cabin, he was struck to the back of the head with a bottle before being dragged to the ground and further assaulted.
He was repeatedly punched and kicked before being struck with the crowbar he had been holding, said police.
A witness intervened and the males ran off.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command attended, and Lee was taken to Nepean Hospital suffering lacerations to his head and body and possible rib fractures.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.