Man seriously injured in apparent road rage incident in New Jersey

LINDEN, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police in New Jersey are investigating an apparent road rage incident that left a man seriously injured.

It happened just before 5 p.m. on March 8 on Essex Avenue in Linden.

Authorities say the suspect pulled the victim from his vehicle and assaulted him, leaving him lying unconscious in the roadway before fleeing the scene in a black Chrysler PT Cruiser.

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Toni Yates reports from the scene of the attack in Carteret.


The victim, a 50-year-old Linden man, was transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center.

He remains hospitalized.

The suspect is described as heavyset white man with brown or black hair and facial hair who was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants.

It is unclear at the moment what sparked the road rage incident. Police say the victim is out of intensive care but is still unable to discuss the exchange leading up to the assault.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Joseph Kaulfers at 908-474-8536 or via email at jkaulfers@lpdnj.org.

Information about this incident or any other crime can also be shared anonymously via email to crimetips@lpdnj.org.

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