Caught on camera: White van thug unleashes road rage attack on driver through car window

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer

This is the shocking moment a white van passenger unleashed a violent road rage attack on a motorist by punching him repeatedly through the window.

The violence was sparked when a lone motorist in a silver Vauxhall Astra came close to a collision with the van.

Video footage filmed on another driver’s mobile phone shows a raging passenger get out of the van and land six heavy blows through the half-open window of the Astra.

The thug can also be seen pushing against the door of the vehicle to prevent the defenceless driver from fighting back.

The white van passenger punched the Astra driver several times (SWNS)

The Astra driver eventually manages to force open his car door which swings forward and slams the attacker into the side of the van, parked next to it in the middle of the road.

He jumps out of his car and goes after the unnamed passenger, who is wearing a blue polo shirt and jeans.

But by this time the first attacker has been joined by the burly driver of the white transit van, wielding what appears to be a surveyor’s WHEEL.

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He then uses the tool as a weapon to strike the Astra driver who retreats from the attacking pair.

The confrontation then moves towards a nearby kerb where the Astra driver is forced back into a bush before he is hit with a left and right hook.

The fight ends and the shaken Astra driver can be seen remonstrating with the two men who have assaulted him.

The Astra driver retreated from the pair who assaulted him (SWNS)

Police say they are aware of the incident which took place shortly after 2.30pm on Saturday in Garrard Way near the Greenbridge Retail Park in Swindon, Wilts.

A spokesman said: “We are aware of this incident and will be investigating. We’d like to hear from any witnesses.”

It’s believed the silver Astra had got in the way of the white transit van as it came down Garrard Way in the direction of Drakes Way.

This caused the white van to stop and led to words being exchanged between those in the van and the driver of the car before violence erupted.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.