Derby

Police appeal after Ilkeston road rage attack

  • 21 April 2012
  • From the section Derby
Media captionThe woman said she was saved by a car door

A Derbyshire woman in her early 60s who was knocked down by a man in a road rage incident said she "could have died".

Derbyshire Police are investigating after the woman, who is 4ft 10in tall, was grabbed and pushed to the ground in Ilkeston.

She said the driver of a green Range Rover attacked her after she overtook him in her Vauxhall Corsa on 6 April.

Derbyshire Police have appealed for any witnesses to contact them.

'Quite aggressive'

The woman, who does not want to be identified, said she was driving along Challon's Way in Ilkeston when she overtook the man who was driving a 03 registration plate Range Rover.

The man followed her and was driving "quite aggressively" so she pulled over to let him pass, she said.

The man got out of the Range Rover and approached her, grabbed her clothing and pushed her to the ground.

The victim told BBC News: "He came running towards me and knocked me clean over.

"It could have been so different - I could have died there because my head could have banged the on the ground."

Police said they would like to speak to another man who pulled over and spoke to the driver of the Range Rover.

The Range Rover driver was described as white, in his early 30s, 5ft 1ins tall, with short dark hair with a slim build and a local accent.

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