Pregnant woman in road rage horror

A PREGNANT woman's car burst into flames when she lost control and crashed into a wall after being harassed by two men in shocking road rage incident. Two men pulled up alongside the woman and her 10-year-old son, who were in a blue Peugeot 106, at traffic lights in Stanwell Street, Colchester.

A PREGNANT woman's car burst into flames when she lost control and crashed into a wall after being harassed by two men in shocking road rage incident.

Two men pulled up alongside the woman and her 10-year-old son, who were in a blue Peugeot 106, at traffic lights in Stanwell Street, Colchester.

The driver of the car started beeping and shouting and then followed the 32-year-old closely along Southway, flashing his lights and beeping his horn.

When the lights changed the chase continued past the town's police station on to Lexden Road where they then followed the woman as she took a sharp left into Church Lane.


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As the men pressed the horn again, the woman looked into her rear view mirror and her car went on to the pavement and hit a brick wall and caught fire.

The Colchester woman and her son managed to get out safely but she was taken to hospital suffering from bruising and shock. Her son also suffered bruising.

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A check-up at Colchester General Hospital revealed the woman's unborn baby had not been harmed in crash.

Police are now hoping people will come forward with information to help catch the two men, said to be white, shaven-headed and in their late teens or early 20s, following the incident during rush hour in town on Friday.

Pc Steve Cross, of Stanway road policing unit, asked for anyone who saw the chase, or recognised the description of the two men, to contact him.

He said: “The woman was extremely scared by the men's actions and given that she was pregnant and had her son in the car it was lucky the consequences were not more serious.

“It was rush hour in town at the time and so many people must have seen such driving or heard the horn beeping and the men shouting.”

The two men were driving a pale gold or pale silver coloured “Rover Metro-type car” during the incident which started at about 5.30pm on Friday.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Pc Cross on 01206 762512.

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