Taxi Driver assaulted near Tintinara
A woman will be charged following an aggravated assault near Tintinara this morning.
At about 6.45 am today emergency services were called to the Dukes Highway near Judd Road after the driver of a taxi reported that he had been stabbed by his female passenger.
The 30-year-old victim managed to get out of the car and was helped by several truckies who stopped to assist.
When police arrived at the scene the suspect, a 41-year-old Prospect woman, was still inside the taxi. She was arrested and taken to the RAH for a medical assessment and has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
The woman has been charged with assault causing serious harm and refused bail. The taxi was towed from the scene to be forensically examined.
The victim was treated at the scene before being taken to the Murray Bridge Hospital then transferred to the RAH. Police say his injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.
Anyone with further information who has not yet spoken to police is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.