The victim of a road rage attack has teared up as he told a court how a man allegedly punched and threatened to kill him during a fight on the side of the road.
Giving evidence in Wodonga Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, the victim said he was driving on Great Alpine Road north of Porepunkah when he overtook Hill's car and became annoyed when the man left his high beams on, so he tapped his brakes and slowed to 30km/h on the 100km/h road to make a point something was wrong.
After some cat and mouse between the pair, the victim said he was forced to hit his brakes to avoid three deer in the middle of Carrolls Road at Rosewhite, and Hill's car ran into the back of him.
He ran up to Hill on foot, he said to try to stop a fight, but that did not work.
"He just grabbed me by my collar and punched my face a couple of times, I tried to push him away," the man said.
Hill is accused of continuing to punch the victim when they fell to the ground, then biting him on the back.
"He was laughing, he didn't have any intention of stopping - he said 'I'm going to kill you'," the victim told the court.
"All I wanted to do was get out of there."
The victim spent the night in Wodonga hospital, but did not have any broken bones.
Under cross-examination, he admitted a burnout conducted during the cat and mouse was partly accidental, but also partly done in anger.
He denied the defence proposition that he had been driving with high beams on first, then later punched Hill first and put in him in a headlock, before Hill struck back in self-defence.
His sister, who was travelling with him in the car from Bairnsdale to Yackandandah, called triple zero on the night so they could meet up with police nearby.
The call was played to the court where she can be heard saying a man was "belting my brother" in a road rage incident.
"I could see (him) on the ground laying on his back with the man over him, he was punching him," she said in evidence.
"He was dripping with blood from his face and his eye was all swollen."
The case continues on Wednesday.
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