A man suffered serious injuries in a terrifying ‘road rage’ incident.
He was hurt after another man pulled him out of his car, reversed over one of his legs and tried to drive off with the victim’s son in his car.
The offence occurred in Cleveland Road, Edgerton, at 7.30am on Monday, 30 May, but police have just revealed details.
The victim, a 38-year-old man, and his 13-year-old son were in his white Toyota Avensis approaching the junction with Halifax Road when he saw a man walking in the road.
He beeped his horn to get the man’s attention, but he he approached the vehicle and hit the rear offside quarter light window causing it to smash.
He then pulled the victim from his vehicle and started to reverse the car.
The victim managed to grab the steering wheel but he continued to reverse the vehicle which ran over the victim’s leg before colliding with a garden wall.
The man then jumped out of the vehicle and stood on the victim’s other leg before running off along Cleveland Road towards Halifax Road.
The victim suffered injuries to both legs and minor injuries to his head, arms and torso during the incident.
His 13-year-old son was not injured.
The suspect is described as black, aged in his 30s, tall, of muscular build, with a pointed jaw line and facial stubble. He was wearing a Bluetooth headset.
Det Con Mick Cummings, of Kirklees CID, said: “This was clearly an extremely frightening experience for the victim and his son.
“The victim has suffered nasty leg injuries trying to stop this man from driving away in his vehicle with his son still inside.
“We are conducting extensive enquiries to identify the man involved and as part of this are seeking the public’s help in providing any information they may have about this incident.
“We understand that this offence may cause concern in the wider community but would stress that we are treating this as an isolated incident and that robberies with this level of violence are extremely rare.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID via 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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