A Dalton man who repeatedly punched a driver in a road rage attack faces jail.
Thomas Wright was left with a fractured nose following the attack on July 23.
Angry Nathan Robinson leaned into the 22-year-old’s car and assaulted him after he hit his work van.
He pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
The incident happened at Leeds Road in Bradley on July 23.
Mr Wright hit Robinson’s Vauxhall Combo, causing some minor damage to the wing mirror.
Robinson, of Dalton Green Lane, left his car and approached the other vehicle.
Mr Wright said that he lost count how many times he was hit by Robinson but estimated that he was punched at least six times.
He suffered bleeding to his mouth and went to hospital where it was confirmed that he had a fractured nose.
Doctors also took an x-ray of his cheekbones but these were fine.
Mr Wright was discharged but told that he needed further treatment.
In interview Robinson, 27, claimed that Mr Wright didn’t give way and rammed into him.
He claimed that he only hit the driver twice but admitted that his actions were stupid and over the top.
After viewing footage of the incident, District Judge Michael Fanning ordered a full report before sentencing him.
He warned Robinson that custody was an option as such behaviour needs to be discouraged.
Judge Fanning said: “The victim drove into the defendant.
“There was nothing wrong with his (Robinson’s) driving but the way he reacted to the collision was wrong.
“It’s clearly a very nasty, violent incident and is captured with the phrase road rage.
“There was a low speed collision with limited damage and it doesn’t justify the beating you gave him.
“You’re a big man and you fractured his nose - I have to consider a prison sentence because this sort of thing has to be discouraged.”
Robinson will be sentenced on September 25.