Magistrate slams elderly Pontiac Firebird driver punched by a cyclist in road ...

Magistrate slams elderly Pontiac Firebird driver punched by a cyclist in road ...
Magistrate slams elderly Pontiac Firebird driver punched by a cyclist in road ...
See why a magistrate refused to punish a cyclist for punching an elderly Trans-Am driver and throwing his keys onto the roof of a house Cyclist who punched great grandfather during a road rage attack acquitted Mathew David File and friend almost run of the road by motorist Graeme Gibb Pair clashed in heated confrontation where Gibb, then 76, suffered a broken jaw File, 47, pleaded not guilty to assault, arguing he was provoked by Gibbs' actions Magistrate ruled Gibb showed 'no insight into dangerousness of his behaviour'

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A cyclist who broke an elderly motorist in the face and broke his jaw has been let off without punishment after the magistrate found he had been provoked by the man.

Matthew David File, 47, was acquitted of assaulting retired great grandfather Graeme Gibb, 77, during a fiery confrontation in a Gold Coast car park last year.  

Mr File and a friend were on a morning ride in August last year when they were almost run off the road by Gibb as he drove past them in his 1983 black Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

Gibb stopped in the car park of Miami Hotel where he got out of his car to confront the cyclists.  

Bike camera footage of the incident and the heated exchange that followed was played in court on Thursday. 

Cyclist Mathew David File (pictured left with his lawyer Troy Smith) has been acquitted of assaulting an elderly motorist in a road rage attack

Cyclist Mathew David File (pictured left with his lawyer Troy Smith) has been acquitted of assaulting an elderly motorist in a road rage attack

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