Archive for the ‘Road Rage’ Category

A bus driver who used his bus as a weapon is caught on camera.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Video shows a Road Rage bus driver using his bus as a weapon to knock over a cyclist he had an altercation with.

Around 8.30am on April 5 last year, Gavin Hill got into an argument with keen cyclist Phillip Mead after cutting in front of him onto St James Barton roundabout in Bristol.

When the bus stopped Mr Mead parked his bike against the front of the bus, and tugged at one of its windscreen wipers, he then got back on his bike and cycled off chased by Mr Frome who then deliberately swerved his bus to knock him off his bicycle.

Driver Gavin Hill, 29, of Frome, had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm. Sentencing Hill to 17 months in jail, Judge Mark Horton said his action was not an accident, it was an assault, deliberate dangerous driving.

The following video shows what can happen when a perfectly normal driver loses all control. Mr Hill’s normal passive character completely evaporated when he entered a heightened state of anger commonly referred to as the red mist effect.

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Road Rage Murder

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

A man appeared in court before the Recorder of Liverpool, Judge Clement Goldstone, QC, via video link from Walton jail, charged over the fatal stabbing of a motorist in broad daylight on the 27th of January 2012.

Steven Branscombe faced a further charge that he had been in possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, a black handled kitchen knife. A bail application was not made and he was further remanded in custody to await a preliminary hearing on February 20.

Steven Branscombe, 42, of Boswell Street, Birkenhead, is accused of murdering Marc Clarke a father of four, also aged 42. The victim was taken to hospital following the incident in Bebington, Wirral, on Friday but later died. A post-mortem examination showed Mr Clarke, of Bebington, died from multiple stab wounds.

According to local reports, two vehicles had been involved in an accident in Teehey Lane shortly before an altercation at the scene just after 3pm. The incident took place in a built-up area and police believe several witnesses may have captured the circumstances on their mobile phones.

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