POLICE are hunting for a dangerous driver who smashed his white van into a small Golf on the A55 near Chester.
The incident happened around 8am on the morning of Wednesday 26 May 2010 during the morning rush hour on a busy stretch of road.
It took place on the A55 Chester / Ellesmere Port bound carriageway, between its junctions with the A483 the Post House roundabout and the A41 the Sainsbury's roundabout.
Police spokeswoman Jacqui Hanson said: “A red Volkswagon Golf, driven by a 45-year-old man from Bwlchgwyn in North Wales, was in the process of overtaking a lorry when a white van drove up close behind him. At this point the A55 has only two lanes. The driver of the white van, a man, flashed his lights at the red golf, and drove very close behind him while he was in the process of overtaking.
“The white van then overtook the red Golf, as it continued to move past the wagon, on the two lane carriageway. To do this the van has moved on to the central reservation area, but collided with the side of the red golf, and attempted to push past him, potentially forcing him against the side of the lorry. The white van completed this dangerous manoeuvre, and then drove off at speed.
“As a result of this incident the red Golf suffered scratching and denting along the length of the drivers side.”
The driver was uninjured.
Police are appealing for witnesses to this incident which occurred during peak rush hour. Police are also keen to trace the wagon driver, which the red car overtook, as the driver of that lorry may be a key witness.
Mrs Hanson added: “The A55 Chester, Ellesmere Port carriageway is a key route for people travelling from North Wales, so it is possible that the lorry driver may have travelled from one of the haulage centres or businesses in the North Wales area.”
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the van with red paint or damage to the passenger side as it continued its journey heading in the Ellesmere Port direction.
Information can be passed to the officer in the case, Constable Tony Carmon, on 0845 458 0000. Alternatively, information can be left on the Crimestoppers hotline 0800 555 111.