Road rage victim speaks out

A 65-year-old man has described how he held on to "grim death" during a road rage attack in Bradford.

Road rage lorry driver relives ordeal

A lorry driver has been telling Calendar how he clung to the outside of a moving car for a hundred metres during a terrifying road rage attack. Ian Main suffered a broken shoulder AND ribs after being confronted by another motorist in the Little Horton area of Bradford.

He says it happened after he tried to reverse his lorry while he was making a delivery there. Yunnas Mulla reports.

65-year-old left with broken ribs after road rage incident

A 65-year-old lorry driver has described how he hung on for "grim death" as he clung to the outside of moving car for 100 metres following a road-rage incident in Bradford

Ian Main was left with a broken shoulder and ribs. He said he was reversing when a car driver started ranting at him.

He said the man threatened him because his way was blocked and then reversed his vehicle towards Mr Main's truck.

Mr Main, who has been a lorry driver for 42 years, said he was thrown off the car when it hit a road bump.

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which left a man with injuries.

It happened yesterday at 7.45am at the junction of Dawnay Road and Tamar Street in the Little Horton area of Bradford.

A disagreement between a car driver and a lorry driver led to the lorry driver receiving injuries and being taken to hospital for treatment."

– West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman

The spokeswoman said the suspect is described as an Asian man, 20-30 years old, and about 5ft 9in. He was driving a dark-coloured car similar to a Ford Focus.

She said it is believed he may be from the local area.

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Road rage victim held on for 'grim death' during attack

Ian Main

A 65-year-old man has today described how he held on to "grim death" during a road rage attack. Lorry driver Ian Main held on for about 100 metres before the car hit a speed bump and threw him off.

He says the driver of another car was angry because his lorry was blocking the road during a delivery. Police are treating the incident as an assault.