Police are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident between two drivers.Oooh! How many hurt? Any deaths?
The victim was driving a black Mercedes A Class in Crawley Avenue, Crawley, from the Hazlewick roundabout towards Junction 10 of the M23, when it was undertaken by a silver Volvo S60 travelling in the same direction.Ummm….
The Volvo pulled in front of the Mercedes before braking heavily, causing the victim to also brake sharply and swerve into lane one.
The suspect drove off a little further before braking heavily again in lane one, causing the Mercedes driver to do the same, at about 11.30am on Friday February 26.
Hand gestures were exchanged between both parties who both took the exit onto the B2036 and drove off in different directions.
That’s it? That wouldn’t even rate a raised eyebrow here!
PC Craig Broxton, from Haywards Heath Roads Policing Unit, said: “I'm anxious to hear from any independent witnesses…”You need to get out, drive around a bit more, mate. You’d be surprised at the sort of things you might see….
In some ways it's kind of endearing if that's the worst they've got to worry about (though it probably isn't).
Many years ago, I remember Clive James/Chris Tarrant doing their international TV clips show and screening a clip from the New Zealand TV news on someone having their bike stolen. Oh for so little crime...
Remember Father Ted and the stolen whistle caper?
12 page pullout in the Craggy Island Times.
Mercede "A" Class ? ... Volvo S60 ? ... "Hand gestures" ? ...
All sounds a bit Creepy in Crawley to me .. ;)
"Hand gestures were exchanged..."
What a delightful phrase. It is redolent of intrepid Victorian explorers probing deep into unknown lands where no White man had trodden before, as in
After three days' march we encountered scouts of the Wonga-Wonga people and visit their kraal. A Union Flag was raised to claim the settlement for the Empire, and Captain Morperley-Thrusting exchanged hand gestures with the Wonga-Wonga chieftain; after which we continued on our expedition to find the source of the Ugg.
I shall be looking for opportunities to work it in.
It's the swerving and breaking that's the relevant bit here. I've had an idiot do this to me, for no reason I could see, and very nearly crashed.
Sweary hand gestures no problem, dangerous driving is still a bit of an issue. Saying all that, it never occurred to me to report the matter to the police.
“I'm anxious to hear from any independent witnesses…”
Probably the same officer who called the plumber after becoming fused to his office radiator. The plumber asked "How could this happen?"....to which the radiator replied.... "I just ignored this little drip."
..probing deep into unknown lands where no White man had trodden..-
The Rough Guide to Langley Green
"In some ways it's kind of endearing if that's the worst they've got to worry about (though it probably isn't)."
In Crawley? Definitely not!
"What a delightful phrase. It is redolent of intrepid Victorian explorers probing deep into unknown lands..."
I do love the sometimes-odd phrasing you tend to get in the locals.
Sadly I didn't bookmark it, but I came across a description of a mugging the other day where the victim 'had his face smashed'..!
"Sweary hand gestures no problem, dangerous driving is still a bit of an issue."
True, but their chances of proving this in court, absent any CCTV?
"The Rough Guide to Langley Green"
The Very Guide to..
Hello, local resident posting late here- silly lane markings at the "scene" means leaving the roundabout dumps you into the right hand lane of a dual carriageway, where you end up for a mile because at the next roundabout the left lane is left turn only, and it's always busy there. Nothing a bit of patience won't fix in terms of who's in what lane when. Sounds like the pair of them need a slap upside the head and telling to try it on the white van men of the parish, see if they live to tell the tale.
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