Driver may be blinded after road rage attack

Man, 35, suffers broken eye socket

Police are appealing for information after a man was almost blinded in a road rage attack on the A38 Woodpecker Junction, South Brent.

They received a report on Wednesday morning last week [24 March] that a white SUV vehicle had pulled out in front of a white Peugeot van from the Avonwick Junction on the A38 slip road, Plymouth-bound. Both drivers then pulled over and a physical altercation broke out between two men, during which a 35-year-old man was seriously assaulted.

The white SUV subsequently drove off towards Plymouth.

Police describe the attack as ‘viscous.’ The casualty was taken to Torbay Hospital, where he underwent treatment for a broken eye socket, having suffered significant damage to his eye, which may result in him losing his sight.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed the incident or who may have dashcam. The would like any information on the white SUV vehicle and its registration number.

Detective constable William Young said: “This road rage incident very quickly escalated into extreme violence. The victim could suffer life-changing injuries as a result. We would urge anyone with information or video footage to come forward and assist us.”

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101 quoting CR/023007/21. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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