Road rage attack leaves Bradford man with fractured skull

Police are hunting the attacker

Police are hunting the attacker

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter

A Bradford man has suffered a fractured skull when he was attacked in a ‘road rage’ incident.

The attack took place at traffic lights in Smiddles Lane at the junction with Manchester Road, Bradford, at about 11.30pm on Friday when a red Volkswagen Golf collided with the back of a blue Vauxhall Zafira, which was stationary at the lights, causing minor damage.

An argument took place outside the vehicles between the driver of the Golf and a passenger in the Zafira.

The driver of the Golf then punched the Zafira passenger, a 38-year-old man, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the road.

The Golf driver returned to his vehicle and drove off in the direction of Mayo Avenue and the M606.

The injured man is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary. Today he was described as being in a serious condition, though his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

The attacker is described as a white man, in his late 20s, about 5ft 8ins tall, of thin build but with broad shoulders, and with dark hair and stubble.

He was wearing a red tee-shirt and three-quarter length trousers which were light brown or khaki in colour and possibly turned up. There was also a female passenger in the Golf who is described as white with long, blonde hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Bradford District CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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