Moment taxi driver allegedly attacked by passengers after drive-thru request

Police have released footage of a brutal alleged attack on a taxi driver as part of an ongoing investigation.

The alleged result caught on camera happened on September 7 when a man driving a maxi taxi collected 11 people from Hastings Street in Noosa Heads.

The group of passengers appear to be wearing fancy dress in the footage and the passengers included both adults and children, according to Queensland Police.

The video shows a man sitting in the front of the taxi and it will be alleged that man demanded the taxi driver to go through a fast food drive-thru. The taxi driver refused, as doing so is against company policy. When the taxi driver said no to the man’s request, the man in the front allegedly became verbally abusive.

According to police, the driver pulled over on the side of the road and asked the men to get out.

Picture of the two men Queensland Police believe can help police with an investigation, following an alleged assault in Noosa Heads.
Police are appealing to two men seen in the CCTV footage, who may be able to assist with inquiries. Source: Queensland Police.

The man from the front seat allegedly continued to verbally abuse the taxi driver before punching him in the head multiple times.

Police also allege another male passenger, seated behind the driver, began punching the driver from behind.

The driver managed to get out of the vehicle, while the group of passengers fled, travelling down Weyba Road.

Fortunately, the driver did not sustain serious injuries from the alleged assault. Queensland Police have released the footage of the two men police believe can assist police with enquiries.

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