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Police hunt motorist following A120 ‘road rage incident’ and subsequent crash

PUBLISHED: 16:14 10 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:18 10 June 2018

Police are investigating (stock image) Picture: ARCHANT

Police are investigating (stock image) Picture: ARCHANT

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A motorist who is reported to have driven into the path of oncoming traffic during a road rage incident is being urged to “do the right thing” and contact police.

The culprit is said to have caused an innocent driver who had to swerve out of their way to crash into a curb.

The suspected road rage incident happened on the A120 from Marks Tey to Braintree at around 6.45pm on Tuesday June 5 and involved two vehicles: a blue Saab 93 and a black VW Jetta.

During the incident both vehicles stopped in the road and the driver of the Jetta is said to have approached the Saab.

The Saab, which was behind the Jetta, drove around it and straight into the path of oncoming traffic, police said.

In order to avoid colliding with the Saab, another motorist who was travelling in the oncoming traffic – a man driving an Audi A3 – swerved and collided with a kerb. His vehicle sustained extensive damage and his female passenger also suffered a minor injury to her arm.

Police are investigating the collision and are appealing for any witnesses or the driver of the Saab to come forward.

Pc Adam Phillips of the Stanway Roads Policing Unit said: “The driver of the Audi was not involved in the earlier incident at all.

“Understandably he swerved to avoid the oncoming vehicle and what could undoubtedly have been an even more serious collision.

“In taking evasive action he did however suffer extensive damage to his vehicle and his passenger was also injured.

“We would urge the driver of the Saab to do the right thing and please get in contact with us.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who saw the Saab and Jetta or the subsequent collision involving the Audi.“

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Phillips at the Stanway Road Policing Unit on 101.

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