Man caught on video in Koreatown road rage fight

Police are asking for help identifying the driver who slammed another man's head into the sidewalk.

In Los Angeles, police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who violently assaulted another man, slamming his head into the sidewalk during a road rage incident in Koreatown last May.

Driver seen on video slamming man's head into ground in road-rage fight

The LAPD has released video footage of the altercation, which left a man with a fractured skull. The incident happened on May 26 at the intersection of 4th Street and Ardmore Avenue in Koreatown.

The video shows two men squaring up to fight, occasionally throwing kicks and punches at each other while a bystander tries to break it up. The fight ends when the victim gets picked up and slammed into the pavement, hitting his head on the ground. The man then grabs the victim by the head and slams it into the sidewalk.

According to police, the victim -- the guy in the purple shirt -- underwent surgery after suffering a skull fracture and internal bleeding. He is in physical therapy and has no recollection of the incident.

And as you can see, the man in the white shirt just walks back to his car and drives away. Police are hoping someone will recognize the assailant and contact them.

He is described as Asian, possibly Korean, in his mid-to-late 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and 180 pounds, with black hair, wearing black shoes and a black baseball cap. He was driving a white four-door Volvo with a damaged rear brake light.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Officer Ill S. Lee, of the LAPD's Asian Gang Unit, at 213-486-4762. During weekends and non-business hours, tipsters can call 877-527-3247.

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