Man suffers catalogue of injuries in Walkden road rage row

Man suffers catalogue of injuries following road rage row

Man suffers catalogue of injuries following road rage row

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A 44-YEAR-OLD man suffered a catalogue of injuries after being attacked in a road rage incident.

The victim is in hospital after the attack on Saturday outside a pizza shop in Bridgewater Road, Walkden.

The incident happened shortly after the man had a near miss with a black car while crossing the road, and words were exchanged between him and the driver at about 9.30pm.

The man carried on walking and made his way to the pizza shop, where he was attacked while waiting outside.

He suffered a number of injuries including a broken nose and fractured cheekbone.

Det Con Will Hardman said: “The victim cannot remember what his attacker looked like as he lost consciousness during the assault.

"What he does know is that he was hit from behind and fell heavily onto the pavement.

“He is still in hospital following facial surgery as he suffered a broken nose, fractured wrist, fractured cheekbone, lost teeth and cuts and bruises.

“From what we have been told, the car may have been a black saloon, possibly a Mercedes.

“We do not know whether the incident involving the car is linked to this attack but I would urge anyone who may have witnessed one or both incidents to contact us so we can piece together what happened that night.”

Anyone with information can call police on 0161 8565097 or  Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111

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5:04pm Wed 21 May 14

oftbewildered2 says...

makes the Wild West of the mid 1800s look quite civilised - what on earth makes people think they have the right to beat the hell out of someone for some real or imagined slight?
makes the Wild West of the mid 1800s look quite civilised - what on earth makes people think they have the right to beat the hell out of someone for some real or imagined slight? oftbewildered2
  • Score: 32

6:04pm Wed 21 May 14

Soffee says...

Disgusting! Let's get these bullies off the road. I am sick of being bullied by these types of driver for doing the speed limit and respecting pedestrians and other road users. The police need to do more when they see cars tailgating and flashing lights at others because they want them to move. The roads and pavements would be much safer without these maniacs. I hope they find and charge this person and the victim makes a swift recovery. Scumbag.
Disgusting! Let's get these bullies off the road. I am sick of being bullied by these types of driver for doing the speed limit and respecting pedestrians and other road users. The police need to do more when they see cars tailgating and flashing lights at others because they want them to move. The roads and pavements would be much safer without these maniacs. I hope they find and charge this person and the victim makes a swift recovery. Scumbag. Soffee
  • Score: 43

8:29pm Wed 21 May 14

allan111111 says...

I hate being cut up when im driving
I hate being cut up when im driving allan111111
  • Score: 1

11:24pm Wed 21 May 14

davidjb says...

sounds like the incident i had with the owner of the shop near my house, was walking hospital with my mum when i was 13 and a car flew over the bridge on highfield road as we was crossing and just missed us, my mum shouted the good ol' obscenities and we carried on, next minute the car was driving up the pavement behind us, threatening to run us over, then pulled along side us and tried to get out, my mum kicked the door back shut. in the end he reported us to the police for criminal damage and we had to go to court as we had 'damaged' his car. the case got thrown out when the evidence was heard but no action was took towards him? and he still drives a black merc. but being 11 years ago i doubt its related.
sounds like the incident i had with the owner of the shop near my house, was walking hospital with my mum when i was 13 and a car flew over the bridge on highfield road as we was crossing and just missed us, my mum shouted the good ol' obscenities and we carried on, next minute the car was driving up the pavement behind us, threatening to run us over, then pulled along side us and tried to get out, my mum kicked the door back shut. in the end he reported us to the police for criminal damage and we had to go to court as we had 'damaged' his car. the case got thrown out when the evidence was heard but no action was took towards him? and he still drives a black merc. but being 11 years ago i doubt its related. davidjb
  • Score: 12

8:01am Thu 22 May 14

marco999 says...

Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.
Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday. marco999
  • Score: 1

3:04pm Thu 22 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

marco999 wrote:
Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.
40 is a limit not a target, chill out, I would hate you to be behind me because the closer they get the slower I go.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.[/p][/quote]40 is a limit not a target, chill out, I would hate you to be behind me because the closer they get the slower I go. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 2

3:59pm Thu 22 May 14

templejohn says...

marco999............
.... You want to sell your car as soon as poss

because reading your comments,, you are a road/rage candidate

and definatly, an accident, waiting to happen, get a bike.
marco999............ .... You want to sell your car as soon as poss because reading your comments,, you are a road/rage candidate and definatly, an accident, waiting to happen, get a bike. templejohn
  • Score: 3

9:20pm Thu 22 May 14

whitewall76 says...

marco999 wrote:
Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.
So by your twisted logic is it OK get out of your car having nearly hit someone with it. Sneak up behind him like a real tough guy and lamp the guy you nearly ran over because he had the temerity to remonstrate. Leaving him with god knows what injuries. All because that blasted roadwork traffic light was red or Norris held you up for a couple of minutes coming down Manchester Road?
Because the stuff you have written seems to me.... and others, that you are trying to excuse this low life piece of scum from his horrendous and life threatening actions....
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.[/p][/quote]So by your twisted logic is it OK get out of your car having nearly hit someone with it. Sneak up behind him like a real tough guy and lamp the guy you nearly ran over because he had the temerity to remonstrate. Leaving him with god knows what injuries. All because that blasted roadwork traffic light was red or Norris held you up for a couple of minutes coming down Manchester Road? Because the stuff you have written seems to me.... and others, that you are trying to excuse this low life piece of scum from his horrendous and life threatening actions.... whitewall76
  • Score: 3

12:46am Fri 23 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

Marco999 is a 1st class knob that thinks the speed limit is a target and the highway code is for fools, at a guess its also OK to use a phone while driving as he needs to answer that call or update facebook with his rants about bad drivers (ironic)
I drive to the road conditions and leave a nice gap for thinking and braking, sometimes folks like marco999 overtake while blasting their lil horn and cut into my safe distance, I just back off an leave them to it, maybe they will turn the car over as all the other road captains do ;)
Marco999 is a 1st class knob that thinks the speed limit is a target and the highway code is for fools, at a guess its also OK to use a phone while driving as he needs to answer that call or update facebook with his rants about bad drivers (ironic) I drive to the road conditions and leave a nice gap for thinking and braking, sometimes folks like marco999 overtake while blasting their lil horn and cut into my safe distance, I just back off an leave them to it, maybe they will turn the car over as all the other road captains do ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Fri 23 May 14

Welcometothedarkside says...

Yeah Marco999 thats told you,you won't be drivin like a turnip now.
Yeah Marco999 thats told you,you won't be drivin like a turnip now. Welcometothedarkside
  • Score: 0

5:22pm Sun 25 May 14

JustBecause says...

marco999 wrote:
Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.
Can see it in court now, yes your humour I smashed his face in, but let's face it, road works and people taking kids to school are to blame, I pay all this money so therefore deserve to drive around at the speed limit and not be bothered by others on the road, so he got what he deserved mi lord....

You need to get the bus and stay off the road, your car, probably a little ka or something nice to the environment, Is too much trouble, and will get you in all sorts of grief.
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: Road rage is becoming more and more common these days and I believe it is due to all the stresses and restrictions placed upon motorists. As the authorities tighten the screws by adding more and more speed cameras, speed humps and parking restrictions everywhere, this so-called traffic calming is having the opposite effect as stress levels rise when drivers are held up. A car driver pays an absolute fortune for the ‘privilege’ of having a car on the road and in a majority of cases it’s needed to get to work. There’s all sorts of tax, insurance, petrol and servicing costs and that’s after you take out a big loan to buy the car in the first place. Then you have to pay to park the thing, pay to use certain roads – you never stop paying out. Then as if that’s not bad enough, you’re forced to crawl along through roadworks, or bumper to bumper in the rush hour when you’re late for work, then there’s average speed cameras on the motorway for mile upon mind numbing mile. And don’t forget parents clogging up the roads ferrying their fat pampered kids to the school gates every morning so the little darlings don’t have to walk. You just get moving and then along comes some smug do-gooder doing 30 in a 40 zone and holding up the 20 cars behind him (because he’s not in a rush so sod everyone else). Driving in this day and age is a stressful nightmare that’s made worse by these do-gooders who preach the highway code but probably only use the roads to go shopping or to pop out for a meal on Sunday.[/p][/quote]Can see it in court now, yes your humour I smashed his face in, but let's face it, road works and people taking kids to school are to blame, I pay all this money so therefore deserve to drive around at the speed limit and not be bothered by others on the road, so he got what he deserved mi lord.... You need to get the bus and stay off the road, your car, probably a little ka or something nice to the environment, Is too much trouble, and will get you in all sorts of grief. JustBecause
  • Score: 0

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