Horrifying road rage attack caught on camera shows California grandfather being run over with his own car as suspect cheers

  • Tracy Leavitt, 53, hit with his own car after argument with two suspects
  • Hemet, California, police released bystander video of attack, where one young man drove car into him at around 30mph
  • One of the suspects is heard yelling 'Yeah!' as Leavitt is hit
  • Grandfather's family struggling to pay for hip and leg surgeries

A bystander captured horrifying video of a road rage argument that escalated into one man allegedly stealing a grandfather's car and running him over in the street.

Tracy Leavitt, 53, was found by Hemet, California, police lying in the middle of the street unable to move after he was sent flying in the attack around 7am Friday.

Authorities have now released a graphic video of the incident, in which Leavitt is seen arguing with a man outside a white pickup truck before his own car rushes by and hits him at 30mph.

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO 

Police are hunting for two suspects after one ran over Tracy Leavitt, 53 (right), with his own car following a road rage argument in Hemet, California. Above left, the suspect who drove away after the incident

Police are hunting for two suspects after one ran over Tracy Leavitt, 53 (right), with his own car following a road rage argument in Hemet, California. Above left, the suspect who drove away after the incident

The suspect who hit the grandfather is said to have stolen his car before running into him with it at around 30mph

The suspect who hit the grandfather is said to have stolen his car before running into him with it at around 30mph

The man with whom he had been arguing is seen jumping out of the way of the fast moving vehicle and yells 'Yeah!' as Leavitt is crushed.

He quickly gets in his truck, believed to be a Ford Ranger from 2006-2011, as the other suspect shuttles back and forth between the area where the men were arguing and Leavitt's vehicle picking up items.

The two suspects, both described as white or light-skinned Hispanic men around 5'8 and 5'10 and between the ages of 18 and 25, then drive off.

Video shows Leavitt and one of the men were arguing outside a white Ford Ranger pickup truck
The victim's own car suddenly appears from offscreen and hits him in the bystander footage

Video shows Leavitt and one of the men were arguing (left) outside a white Ford Ranger pickup truck before the victim's own car appears from offscreen and hits him (right)

Leavitt's family says that the grandfather is recovering, but they are having trouble paying the medical bills for hip replacement and leg surgeries

Leavitt's family says that the grandfather is recovering, but they are having trouble paying the medical bills for hip replacement and leg surgeries

Their truck is thought to have a broken rear cab window and a broken driver's side window.

It is not known how the man who was inside Leavitt's car managed to take it. 

Leavitt was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, but included a collapsed lung and broken bones.

His wife Sabine told KTLA that he is recovering and has had hip replacement and knee replacement surgeries.

Sabine Leavitt (right) said that she 'cannot understand why [the suspects] would want to do that'. Above, Leavitt's family

Sabine Leavitt (right) said that she 'cannot understand why [the suspects] would want to do that'. Above, Leavitt's family

His wife Sabine told KTLA that he is recovering and has had hip replacement and leg surgery.

'I can’t understand it. “I cannot understand why they would want to do that,” she said.

Leavitt's family has started a GoFundMe page to help pay for mounting medical bills. 

The Hemet police are asking for help in the case, and have not announced what charges they would bring against the suspects though they call the incident 'assault with a deadly weapon'. 

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