Pensioner Dies In Shocking Road Rage Confrontation

A 73 year-old man has died as a result of a furious road rage incident.

The junction where the argument occurred

The junction where the argument occurred

The row occurred when the victim was travelling in his blue Peugeot 307 along Shenley Lane in Birmingham; he was following a red Hyundai I20 and at about 11.45am on Saturday 27th September, both cars pulled up near the junction with Loftus Close and the confrontation began.

The pensioner was involved in an argument with the Hundai driver, another elderly man and when the situation escalated, the victim fell to the ground, sustaining severe head injuries in the fall.

The victim was taken to hospital and tragically, 12 days later the 73 year-old Peugeot driver died.

Police are now appealing for witnesses; investigating officer, DC Emma Safe, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to establish how the man came by his injuries. The driver of the Hyundai − a 67-year-old man – has been arrested and continues to help us with our inquiries.

“We are investigating whether the two drivers had been driving in an erratic or aggressive manner further up Shenley Road, at the junction of Meadow Brook Road. I would urge anyone who saw either the confrontation on Loftus Road, or anything involving the two vehicles before that, to call us on 101.”

Alternatively, anyone wishing to contact the police anonymously, can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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