Partially paralyzed man slashed in suburban road rage incident

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NEW LENOX - A man is recovering from a brutal act of road rage in the Chicago suburbs.

Zach Monahan needed 100 stitches after the attack last Wednesday in New Lenox.

He says he doesn't know what set off a driver on Route 30.  Next thing he knew, the two had pulled over and stepped out of their cars in a Starbucks parking lot.

He was knifed and punched in the nose and chest.

Zach had a stroke back in 2001 and is paralyzed on the left side of his body.  That’s the side he was slashed so he didn’t feel it when it happened and was planning to go get back in his car and go to work until two people stopped him and called for help.

He is improving but he still has some problems with his septum and has another meeting with a plastic surgeon soon.

Zach says he doesnt know why the man attacked him he just wants him caught.

“I’ve seen road rage and stuff some verbal warning (but) there was nothing that happened to make me think this was going to go on,” he said.

Zach believes police know who the man is and he will be in custody soon.