Woman punched in face in road-rage assault

Bournemouth Echo: Woman punched in face in road-rage assault Woman punched in face in road-rage assault

A woman was punched in the face by a fellow driver in a road rage assault in Christchurch.

A 44-year-old Christchurch woman was queuing in traffic in a black Ford Fiesta when another woman stepped out from an old style black VW Golf, which was waiting behind, and approached her.

The victim also stepped out of her car and received a punch to her face and a kick to her leg.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at 1pm on Thursday 31 January 2013 at Stony Lane roundabout.

Police Constable Matt Loader, of Christchurch police, said: “I am urging the VW Golf driver to come forward and talk to police.

“She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms.

“I am appealing for any witnesses to the incident or the manner of driving of either vehicle or anyone who can identify the VW Golf driver to contact Dorset Police.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 31: 193. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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12:17pm Tue 5 Feb 13

nobbjockie says...

“She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms.........You don't see many of those around here doo yoo!
“She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms.........You don't see many of those around here doo yoo! nobbjockie

2:58pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Azphreal says...

Few things this story seems to miss,what caused the attacker to get out of the car and if nothing HAD happened why did the 'victim' get out of her car? Was it to confront them?
Few things this story seems to miss,what caused the attacker to get out of the car and if nothing HAD happened why did the 'victim' get out of her car? Was it to confront them? Azphreal

5:51am Wed 6 Feb 13

yesitsmeagain says...

so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion
so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion yesitsmeagain

9:08am Wed 6 Feb 13

spooki says...

yesitsmeagain wrote:
so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion
Yes if someone wants to drive like a maniac let them pass and get on with it. Just don't do it near my car! I'm quite happy to honk to let someone know I'm there, perhaps in their blind spot, but I wouldn't let someone cut me up (such as going from Bmth Hospital to the Cooper Dean roundabout for example, that's always a mission as I get in the correct lane straightaway and have to brake to let other drivers in to swap lanes) or push me off the road without reacting. I have a small child in the car usually so I'm reacting for her sake more than mine. There are too many stupid, careless drivers out there.
[quote][p][bold]yesitsmeagain[/bold] wrote: so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion[/p][/quote]Yes if someone wants to drive like a maniac let them pass and get on with it. Just don't do it near my car! I'm quite happy to honk to let someone know I'm there, perhaps in their blind spot, but I wouldn't let someone cut me up (such as going from Bmth Hospital to the Cooper Dean roundabout for example, that's always a mission as I get in the correct lane straightaway and have to brake to let other drivers in to swap lanes) or push me off the road without reacting. I have a small child in the car usually so I'm reacting for her sake more than mine. There are too many stupid, careless drivers out there. spooki

9:23am Wed 6 Feb 13

scrumpyjack says...

spooki wrote:
yesitsmeagain wrote:
so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion
Yes if someone wants to drive like a maniac let them pass and get on with it. Just don't do it near my car! I'm quite happy to honk to let someone know I'm there, perhaps in their blind spot, but I wouldn't let someone cut me up (such as going from Bmth Hospital to the Cooper Dean roundabout for example, that's always a mission as I get in the correct lane straightaway and have to brake to let other drivers in to swap lanes) or push me off the road without reacting. I have a small child in the car usually so I'm reacting for her sake more than mine. There are too many stupid, careless drivers out there.
Ah you probably mean the 'merge in turn' part.

Yeah what a cheek trying to merge or 'swap lanes' as you put it. Bar stewards.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yesitsmeagain[/bold] wrote: so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion[/p][/quote]Yes if someone wants to drive like a maniac let them pass and get on with it. Just don't do it near my car! I'm quite happy to honk to let someone know I'm there, perhaps in their blind spot, but I wouldn't let someone cut me up (such as going from Bmth Hospital to the Cooper Dean roundabout for example, that's always a mission as I get in the correct lane straightaway and have to brake to let other drivers in to swap lanes) or push me off the road without reacting. I have a small child in the car usually so I'm reacting for her sake more than mine. There are too many stupid, careless drivers out there.[/p][/quote]Ah you probably mean the 'merge in turn' part. Yeah what a cheek trying to merge or 'swap lanes' as you put it. Bar stewards. scrumpyjack

9:53am Wed 6 Feb 13

The Liberal says...

yesitsmeagain wrote:
so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion
Easier said than done when someone has just endangered your life with their recklessness. It's not just bad manners, it's dangerous.
[quote][p][bold]yesitsmeagain[/bold] wrote: so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion[/p][/quote]Easier said than done when someone has just endangered your life with their recklessness. It's not just bad manners, it's dangerous. The Liberal

9:58am Wed 6 Feb 13

Carolyn43 says...

Azphreal wrote:
Few things this story seems to miss,what caused the attacker to get out of the car and if nothing HAD happened why did the 'victim' get out of her car? Was it to confront them?
Obviously none of what is ALLEGED to have happened can be reported because the police are investigating.
[quote][p][bold]Azphreal[/bold] wrote: Few things this story seems to miss,what caused the attacker to get out of the car and if nothing HAD happened why did the 'victim' get out of her car? Was it to confront them?[/p][/quote]Obviously none of what is ALLEGED to have happened can be reported because the police are investigating. Carolyn43

10:18am Wed 6 Feb 13

uvox44 says...

so much for the gentler sex- i'm 100 per cent for equal rights but it seems that some women have taken the worst characteristics normally associated with men- rudeness, aggression, violence , arrogance- and this is especially true out on the road sadly.
so much for the gentler sex- i'm 100 per cent for equal rights but it seems that some women have taken the worst characteristics normally associated with men- rudeness, aggression, violence , arrogance- and this is especially true out on the road sadly. uvox44

10:27am Wed 6 Feb 13

Yawwwn! says...

The one thing that can help the police apprehend these idiots is if you make a note of the car registration number if you get the chance.

I appreciate this maybe difficult circumstances to think straight when assaulted, but it is the one thing that will lead the police straight to them.

I have a notepad and pen in my glove box for general use anyway and it does not take up much room, maybe others should consider this idea.

I do wonder though why you would get out of the car to confront the driver of the VW Golf? Was there two aggressors here maybe? We do only have one side of the story in this report.
The one thing that can help the police apprehend these idiots is if you make a note of the car registration number if you get the chance. I appreciate this maybe difficult circumstances to think straight when assaulted, but it is the one thing that will lead the police straight to them. I have a notepad and pen in my glove box for general use anyway and it does not take up much room, maybe others should consider this idea. I do wonder though why you would get out of the car to confront the driver of the VW Golf? Was there two aggressors here maybe? We do only have one side of the story in this report. Yawwwn!

10:38am Wed 6 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.
The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium. Hessenford

12:41pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Molecatcher says...

Hessenford wrote:
The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.
How does it lower you insruance premium?

Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.[/p][/quote]How does it lower you insruance premium? Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better? Molecatcher

1:28pm Wed 6 Feb 13

tricky1007 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
spooki wrote:
yesitsmeagain wrote:
so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion
Yes if someone wants to drive like a maniac let them pass and get on with it. Just don't do it near my car! I'm quite happy to honk to let someone know I'm there, perhaps in their blind spot, but I wouldn't let someone cut me up (such as going from Bmth Hospital to the Cooper Dean roundabout for example, that's always a mission as I get in the correct lane straightaway and have to brake to let other drivers in to swap lanes) or push me off the road without reacting. I have a small child in the car usually so I'm reacting for her sake more than mine. There are too many stupid, careless drivers out there.
Ah you probably mean the 'merge in turn' part.

Yeah what a cheek trying to merge or 'swap lanes' as you put it. Bar stewards.
thats the problem people dont use merging lanes properly. Sit up the back of the car in front determined not to let others in. I am amazed how keen people are to get to work, i am happy to see so many people are really enjoying their jobs!!!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yesitsmeagain[/bold] wrote: so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion[/p][/quote]Yes if someone wants to drive like a maniac let them pass and get on with it. Just don't do it near my car! I'm quite happy to honk to let someone know I'm there, perhaps in their blind spot, but I wouldn't let someone cut me up (such as going from Bmth Hospital to the Cooper Dean roundabout for example, that's always a mission as I get in the correct lane straightaway and have to brake to let other drivers in to swap lanes) or push me off the road without reacting. I have a small child in the car usually so I'm reacting for her sake more than mine. There are too many stupid, careless drivers out there.[/p][/quote]Ah you probably mean the 'merge in turn' part. Yeah what a cheek trying to merge or 'swap lanes' as you put it. Bar stewards.[/p][/quote]thats the problem people dont use merging lanes properly. Sit up the back of the car in front determined not to let others in. I am amazed how keen people are to get to work, i am happy to see so many people are really enjoying their jobs!!! tricky1007

5:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13

BIGTONE says...

“She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms.



It sounds a stunner!!!!!
“She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms. It sounds a stunner!!!!! BIGTONE

5:57pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Talkingheadera says...

nobbjockie wrote:
“She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms.........You don't see many of those around here doo yoo!
Lol.!
[quote][p][bold]nobbjockie[/bold] wrote: “She has been described as white, aged in her late forties and of large build. She has dark hair, a pierced lip and tattoos on both arms.........You don't see many of those around here doo yoo![/p][/quote]Lol.! Talkingheadera

8:16am Thu 7 Feb 13

Hessenford says...

Molecatcher wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.
How does it lower you insruance premium?

Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?
It lowers your premium because insurance companies have video evidence straight away as to who was at fault when an accident occurs, it also is a reminder to the driver that their driving habits are constantly monitored.
Video evidence from can also assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand-off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault.
These cameras can be purchased for around £200 but can reduce premiums greatly especially for younger drivers, every car should have one.
[quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.[/p][/quote]How does it lower you insruance premium? Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?[/p][/quote]It lowers your premium because insurance companies have video evidence straight away as to who was at fault when an accident occurs, it also is a reminder to the driver that their driving habits are constantly monitored. Video evidence from can also assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand-off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault. These cameras can be purchased for around £200 but can reduce premiums greatly especially for younger drivers, every car should have one. Hessenford

10:22am Thu 7 Feb 13

WOC says...

Hessenford wrote:
Molecatcher wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.
How does it lower you insruance premium?

Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?
It lowers your premium because insurance companies have video evidence straight away as to who was at fault when an accident occurs, it also is a reminder to the driver that their driving habits are constantly monitored.
Video evidence from can also assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand-off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault.
These cameras can be purchased for around £200 but can reduce premiums greatly especially for younger drivers, every car should have one.
I work in the insurance industry, for my sins, and don't know of any insurer that gives any discounts for having a camera fitted in your vehicle. I do know there was talk of it at one time but I'm pretty sure nothing came of it.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.[/p][/quote]How does it lower you insruance premium? Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?[/p][/quote]It lowers your premium because insurance companies have video evidence straight away as to who was at fault when an accident occurs, it also is a reminder to the driver that their driving habits are constantly monitored. Video evidence from can also assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand-off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault. These cameras can be purchased for around £200 but can reduce premiums greatly especially for younger drivers, every car should have one.[/p][/quote]I work in the insurance industry, for my sins, and don't know of any insurer that gives any discounts for having a camera fitted in your vehicle. I do know there was talk of it at one time but I'm pretty sure nothing came of it. WOC

1:15pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Afcbpete says...

The Liberal wrote:
yesitsmeagain wrote:
so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion
Easier said than done when someone has just endangered your life with their recklessness. It's not just bad manners, it's dangerous.
FAR too many ignorant drivers who think they can just go around bullying their way into traffic/cutting people up. I'll give way when it's appropriate, but I won't give way to bullies....
[quote][p][bold]The Liberal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yesitsmeagain[/bold] wrote: so easy to drive without this happening if you realize drivers will cut you up etc etc , just forget it and let them steam on down the road to their own oblivion[/p][/quote]Easier said than done when someone has just endangered your life with their recklessness. It's not just bad manners, it's dangerous.[/p][/quote]FAR too many ignorant drivers who think they can just go around bullying their way into traffic/cutting people up. I'll give way when it's appropriate, but I won't give way to bullies.... Afcbpete

3:23pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Molecatcher says...

Hessenford wrote:
Molecatcher wrote:
Hessenford wrote: The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.
How does it lower you insruance premium? Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?
It lowers your premium because insurance companies have video evidence straight away as to who was at fault when an accident occurs, it also is a reminder to the driver that their driving habits are constantly monitored. Video evidence from can also assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand-off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault. These cameras can be purchased for around £200 but can reduce premiums greatly especially for younger drivers, every car should have one.
Well, I don't see how... What is this unit of which you speak? Surely, it doesn't provide all round coverage of your car... If it doesn't, then how can it 'provide evidence' of anything unless it just gets lucky. It might provide evidence that there has been a colision, sure, but as to whose fault it was is a whole different matter, I would think. Preventing a stand-off... I think that's exactly what the insurance companies want to happen...
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Molecatcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: The easy answer to all this so called road rage is to have a camera installed in your car connected to a hard drive, these things are brilliant for evidence gathering and also lowers your insurance premium.[/p][/quote]How does it lower you insruance premium? Also, surely hard disks are not rugged enough to withstand use in a car... Wouldn't a solid state device be better?[/p][/quote]It lowers your premium because insurance companies have video evidence straight away as to who was at fault when an accident occurs, it also is a reminder to the driver that their driving habits are constantly monitored. Video evidence from can also assist your car insurance company to process your claim more efficiently and it prevents a stand-off scenario whereby your insurer and that of the other driver are unable to agree which party was at fault. These cameras can be purchased for around £200 but can reduce premiums greatly especially for younger drivers, every car should have one.[/p][/quote]Well, I don't see how... What is this unit of which you speak? Surely, it doesn't provide all round coverage of your car... If it doesn't, then how can it 'provide evidence' of anything unless it just gets lucky. It might provide evidence that there has been a colision, sure, but as to whose fault it was is a whole different matter, I would think. Preventing a stand-off... I think that's exactly what the insurance companies want to happen... Molecatcher

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