Driver crushed between van and lorry after road rage incident in Nottinghamshire is 'lucky to be alive'

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Police say a man is ‘lucky to be alive’ after a terrifying road rage incident in Nottinghamshire which saw him being crushed between a van and a lorry.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries when he was pinned between the van and the lorry on the A610 Kimberley bypass, near Junction 26 of the M1.

Lorry driver, 42-year-old Nicholas Green, who drove away from the scene, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving on Thursday, November 12 at Nottingham Crown Court and was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment suspended for 18 months.

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Police say the victim of a road rage incident in Nottinghamshire is 'lucky to be alive'.Police say the victim of a road rage incident in Nottinghamshire is 'lucky to be alive'.
Police say the victim of a road rage incident in Nottinghamshire is 'lucky to be alive'.

The victim was driving his van along the A610 on October 31, 2018 when Green’s lorry approached him from the rear and got close to the back of him.

Green, of Filey Street, Bulwell, started to flash his headlights and gestured for the van to move over into the left hand lane so that it could pass.

The van driver moved over but, as he did, Green moved his lorry left in an effort to undertake him too.

An argument started as they reached the roundabout side-by-side where the A610 intersects with the M1.

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They continued to argue before the 48-year-old victim got out of his van and approached the lorry driver’s side door resulting him being pinned between the van and the lorry.

The victim's included a shattered pelvis, broken ribs, broken collarbones and a punctured lung. He needed to have a number of operations.

The A610 was closed Nottingham bound while emergency services were in attendance and following enquiries police arrested Green later that day.

Green was also disqualified from driving with an extended retest requirement handed down by the court.

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Detective Constable Nathan Fagan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said after the case: “Fortunately, incidents like this are rare but the victim is lucky to be alive after being crushed against his van.

“I’d like to thank all those who helped him at the scene and also the witnesses who came forward.

"Dangerous driving incidents will not be tolerated in Nottinghamshire and we will do everything we can to bring offenders before the courts," Det Con Fagan added.

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