Road rage in­ci­dent ap­peal

Hinckley Times - - FRONT PAGE - CHRIS JONES hinck­ley­times@reach­plc.com

A DRIVER claims an­other mo­torist drove straight to­wards him dur­ing a road rage in­ci­dent.

The man was driv­ing along Hinck­ley Road, in Burbage, at 12.35pm on Wed­nes­day when he was tail­gated by a black Peu­geot.

The 27-year-old, of Hinck­ley, who does not want to be named, said: “I can’t think of any­thing that I did wrong.

“He pulled back into the lane right be­hind me and started ges­tur­ing at me, so I slammed on my brakes and pulled over be­cause he was go­ing to ram me off the road.

“I got out of my car to go and speak to him and he seemed to just put his foot down and drive straight to­wards me.”

He said he had to kick off the other driver’s bon­net and climb on to his own roof to avoid be­ing hit.

“It was com­pletely out of nowhere, I’m ab­so­lutely flab­ber­gasted,” he said.

“It took me com­pletely aback, I don’t un­der­stand the thought process that would get some­one to drive at some­one else.”

The driver of the black Peu­geot did not cause any in­jury to the man – but his car wasn’t so lucky.

“It’s go­ing to cost me hun­dreds, the garage told me to scrap it be­cause the door is tech­ni­cally off its hinges,” he said. “But I can’t be­cause I can’t af­ford a new car.”

The driver has con­tacted po­lice to re­port what had hap­pened.

A spokesman con­firmed the re­port and said: “We re­ceived re­ports of a col­li­sion on Wed­nes­day at 12.35pm.

“It is be­lieved that the the owner of a car was get­ting out of his car when the other driver drove to­wards him be­fore driv­ing off.”

The driver has put a mes­sage on Face­book page Spot­ted Hinck­ley to see if any­one has CCTV footage of the in­ci­dent.

Po­lice want any­one who may have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or the events lead­ing up to it to con­tact them on 101.

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