September 28th, 2016

Pensioner dies after suspected ‘road rage’ incident

Updated: 10:55 am, May 07, 2015

A PENSIONER has died after a suspected ‘road rage’ episode led to him hitting his head on a road in Northfield.

The 73-year-old was taken to hospital with a serious head injury on September 15 following the incident which involved another man and took place on Shenley Lane.

It is believed two cars, a blue Peugeot 307 estate and a red Hyundai I20, were travelling along the road about 11.45am when they both pulled up near the Loftus Close junction.

Both drivers then got out of their vehicles and were involved in a confrontation, during which the Peugeot driver hit his head on the road – he spent 12 days in hospital until he died on September 27.

Det Con Emma Safe said officers were appealing for witnesses to find out how the man came by his injuries and they were investigating whether the motorists had been driving erratically or aggressively further up Shenley Lane, at the junction of Meadow Brook Road.

She added the driver of the Hyundail, who was 67-years-old, had been arrested and continued to help them with their inquiries.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.