The victim proceeded to follow to van driver on to a slip road to make a note of its registration number, where the van’s driver reversed at speed towards him
A van driver tried to ram a couple off the road while driving at 70mph in a terrifying encounter while driving along the M60.
The victim proceeded to follow to van driver on to a slip road to make a note of its registration number – but the van’s driver then reversed at speed towards his vehicle.
Police are now looking into the frightening incident which happened near the Trafford Centre in Manchester, but say it had no registered driver and was uninsured.
Danny Eskdale was driving his Mazda with his partner in the front seat passenger seat when their ordeal began, the Manchester Evening News reports.
The 42-year-old from Stockport said: “It happened on October 9th between 1.40pm and 2pm on the M60. I was driving to the Trafford Centre with my partner, Amanda in the front passenger seat.
“Out of nowhere this VW Cadi appeared in my rear view mirror. I was doing 70 mph in the fast line. It nudged my rear bumper, and at first I thought ‘did he really just do that’.
“The driver was gesticulating and flashing his lights. I was in busy traffic and there was a car in front of us, so I had nowhere to go.
“The VW then pulled into the middle lane and rammed into the my rear off side. I think he was trying to run me off the road or make me spin. In my book it was attempted murder. I drive for a living as a courier, so I know what I am doing behind the wheel and corrected my steering to counter it.
“He came off at junction 6 at Sale and I followed. He then stopped dead on the slipway and started reversing towards me. I had to reverse too to avoid being hit.
“I have had to spend £1,200 to get my car repaired. It affected me so badly I have gone on the sick from work. I told the police about it on the day but nothing has happened so far.
“It is terrifying to think what could have happened. My partner has three children and if I had not managed to control the car they could well have been left without a mum.”
Danny was able to get a photograph of the van and passed the registration number to police. But he has made a formal complaint after police appeared to be slow to take action.
In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: “Police received a report on Monday 11 October 2021 of a vehicle driving dangerously on the M60.
“Enquiries have since established a green Volkswagen Caddy had been involved in a minor collision with a Mazda in the outside lane on the motorway.
“Thankfully no injuries were sustained and the two vehicles moved across to a slip road. Whilst on the slip road it is believed the VW Caddy attempted to reverse into the Mazda but failed to make contact.
“The VW Caddy then fled the scene. Further enquiries have revealed the VW Caddy was uninsured, without a registered keeper and had not been taxed.
“An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.”