Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have released CCTV of a terrifying road rage attack on the M62 motorway by the driver of a ‘motorway maintenance’ vehicle.
Officers said that at around midday on 9 November police were called after two men in a lorry were attacked by a man in a pick-up truck on the M62 in Eccles.
The vehicles had collided as they both accessed the motorway from the anti-clockwise M60 and both had pulled onto the hard shoulder.
According to GMP, the two men got out of their lorry to swap details with the driver of the pick-up truck but the man became abusive then hit the driver before purposely reversing into the lorry.
The pick-up truck driver tried to get into the cabin of the lorry but when the driver and passenger locked themselves in, he took a spade from his vehicle and smashed the driver’s side cab window with it.
PC John Cavanagh from GMP’s Roads Policing Unit said: ‘This attack was unbelievable, and has been clearly captured on CCTV. Luckily neither of the men were seriously injured. However they have been left terrified by the incident.
'The driver and passenger in the lorry were just trying to get on with their day’s work when they collided with the man in the pick-up truck. Accidents happen and they were attempting to deal with the situation in an appropriate manner. No one could have anticipated the level of violence they would then fall victim to.’
He added: ‘I am appealing for anyone who may recognise the driver of the pick-up truck to get in touch as soon as possible. It was broad daylight and the man can be clearly seen, someone must know who he is.’
In the video, the words ‘motorway maintenance can be seen at the back of the pick-up’s cab.