A DISABLED motorist was attacked during a ‘road rage’ incident which could have left him paralysed.
Stephen Wissett, 48, from Blacon, Chester, was travelling toward Ellesmere Port on the A41 Liverpool Road when a car forced him to stop by swerving in front of him at the junction with the A5032 Whitby Lane at Backford.
Mr Wissett, who has no discs in his neck, wound down the window of his Ford Focus as the male driver walked toward his car.
Accompanied by his 17-year-old son Stephen, Mr Wissett said the motorist ‘seemed calm’ at first but was unhappy he had overtaken him moments earlier, then a punch came out of the blue.
He said: “He just swung straight at me and I was stunned. I asked my son ‘what did he do, punch me or headbutt me?’. He near enough knocked me out. I nearly swallowed my false teeth.”
Mr Wissett, who needed stitches inside and outside his mouth, said the punch could have paralysed him if it had hit him in a certain place due to his condition.
The offender then drove off toward Ellesmere Port on the A5032 in his blue Vauxhall Vectra, with a registration plate which included the characters ‘L54’.
The suspect is white, aged 28-38 and had a shaven head with light-coloured hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured T-shirt and jeans.
Witnesses to the incident, which took place about 9am on Saturday, should call the police on 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.