A 57-year-old man who was involved in a car collision in Old Town was attacked by a man who had nothing to do with the incident, police say.
The attack happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday at Douglas and Rock Island after the 57-year-old man was involved in a minor collision with a 39-year-old female driver.
“They were in the midst of dealing with the collision and the police were then called because a bystander intervened in that and attacked one of the drivers,” said Sgt. Roger Runft.
Another bystander witnessed the attacker punch the 57-year-old man in the face several times, causing lacerations and facial fractures. The unknown man then ran away from the scene.
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The victim was transported to the hospital.
The female driver had minor injuries from the collision, but refused medical treatment, Runft said.