Casey Crime Investigation Unit detectives are seeking public assistance following an assault in Narre Warren yesterday afternoon.
Investigators have been told the victim and his girlfriend were driving west on Princes Highway about 2.50pm when a car pulled out of Lauderdale Road into the oncoming traffic.
The offending car forced the victim’s car to stop, the victim throwing his hands up in frustration.
Both cars drove on but just before the Narre Warren – Cranbourne Road intersection, traffic stopped and around six males approached the victim’s vehicle.
They pulled him out of the car, pushed him to the ground and began punching and kicking him.
A number of witnesses have stopped and intervened, the offenders then left in two separate cars.
The 22-year-old Bairnsdale man was taken to hospital with swelling and cuts to his head.
The offending vehicles are described as a black Hyundai hatch and a red Ford Fairlane.
Investigators are appealing for anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the incident or further information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au