Police appeal over road rage incident

POLICE want witnesses to come forward who may have seen a motorist whose erratic driving at speed forced another car off a dual carriageway onto a grass verge.

POLICE want witnesses to come forward who may have seen a motorist whose erratic driving at speed forced another car off a dual carriageway onto a grass verge.

An Ipswich couple's silver Ford Fiesta van was driven off the A14 near to Claydon as they travelled towards Ipswich at around 2pm on Monday.

The male driver was overtaking a lorry when he noticed a Y-registration blue Rover saloon coming up behind him at speed.

The driver of the Rover, described as a male in his late 30s wearing sunglasses, overtook the van before moving into the slow lane, forcing the van off the road.


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The motorist, who was not injured, said: “We were both very shaken by it, it was a very dangerous manoeuvre and totally unnecessary.

“I am sure others must have been affected by they way he was driving that day - I was very surprised that he didn't cause a serious accident - I very much doubt this was a one-off incident.”

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A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “This incident had the potential to cause injury or damage but thankfully the driver was unhurt and did not report his vehicle damaged.

“Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a car driving erratically eastbound on the A14 at Claydon at around 2pm on Monday, January 14.”

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to contact Suffolk police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Have you been involved in an accident caused by careless driving? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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