Copdock: Lorry Driver Knocked Unconscious In Road Rage Attack

4 February 2014, 15:51 | Updated: 4 February 2014, 16:03

A lorry driver's been treated in hospital after suffering a head injury in a road rage attack in Copdock.

Police have told Heart the it happened between 10.15am and 10.45am this morning when a driver of a heavy goods vehicle was travelling along Elm Lane in the village of Copdock.
The driver pulled over to allow for a car that was approaching in the opposite direction.  He noticed a bike coming up behind him and flagged him down to warn about the oncoming car.
The cyclist then became verbally abusive to the lorry driver telling him shouldn’t be on such a narrow lane. The driver briefly got out of his lorry and spoke to the cyclist before returning to his cab.
When he returned to his lorry the cyclist came up behind him and swung the cab door into the side of the lorry driver’s head causing him to lose consciousness and fall to the ground.
The cyclist rode off.
The  48 year old male, lorry driver came round and carried on his journey but became unwell a short while later and was taken to Ipswich Hospital to be treated for concussion.
A witness has been spoken to, but police are keen to hear from the cyclist himself or anyone who saw him or recognises him from the description.
He is described as: "A while male, of stocky build aged in his late 30s/early 40s, he was around 5’8’’ – 5’10’’ tall and wore a light, or white top, a cycle helmet, sunglasses, white headphones and cycling attire."