Man punched in head in road rage attack in Chesterfield

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A man has been punched in the head in a road rage attack in Chesterfield.

Police said two vehicles pulled up at the traffic lights in Deepsick Lane, Arkwright Town, at about 8pm on Sunday when an “altercation” occurred.

The two male drivers got out of their cars and one of them punched the other in the head.

The victim was injured and needed hospital treatment.

Officers said the offender was wearing dark coloured trousers and a purple shirt and tie.

According to The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), 81 per cent of UK drivers have been a victim of road rage.

Peter Roger, IAM head of driving standards, said: “If someone is being confrontational or aggressive, don’t make eye contact and don’t react visibly. And in your own mind, try to think about a different subject as quickly as you can so that the incident doesn’t affect you afterwards.

“Try to take yourself away from the problem – let the other driver go on ahead. You might feel wronged, but letting the other party go will make no difference to the rest of your day.

“If the conflict is more serious and other processes aren’t working, call the police – especially if you feel there is a threat or possibility of violence against you.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the road rage incident should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.