Road rage results in man being flung from car bonnet
A PEDESTRIAN was carried along an East Ham street clinging on to the car bonnet in a scene that could have been straight out of James Bond.
The incident followed three men having an argument with the driver of a white Fiat Chicichento on November 2 at around 5.30pm on Plashet Road, at the junction with Cowper Avenue.
As tempers flared the car mounted the pavement, colliding with a 30-year-old man.
Eyewitness Bob Rush, chairman of the Monega Residents Association, said: “There was a man on the bonnet of a car, which was swerving and braking until he was eventually thrown off into the middle of the road. The car then shot off down Cowper Avenue into Milton Avenue.
“This man was presumably hanging onto the windscreen wipers. At first I thought it was some kind of dare, but the car was skidding and swerving and it was clearly a serious incident happening. I saw the man thrown off into the middle of the road and the car disappear at great speed down a side street.”
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“Heaven knows what damage was done to the victim, and I heard sirens screaming soon after. No doubt the police were called, as would have been an ambulance.”
The man was taken to an east London hospital with injuries to his hand and leg and was later discharged.
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Newham CID are investigating the incident but no arrests have been made.
DetSgt Ian Fleming said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about the incident. The suspect’s car would have received some noticeable frontal damage, as a result of the collision.”
Anyone with information should contact detectives on 020 7275 5839 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.