Horrifying moment road-rage driver rams his Ford Fiesta into scooter rider in revenge attack for clipping his wing mirror
- Christian Verrall, 32, flew into a rage when Craig Bond, 31, clipped wing mirror
- Verrall, a father of one, ‘performed a U-turn in the road and chase Mr Bond’
- Mr Bond was left with double broken leg and felt ‘like mashed potato’ after crash
A road-rage driver was caught on camera ramming into a scooter in a revenge attack which left the rider with a double broken leg after he accidentally clipped his wing mirror.
Christian Verrall, 32, flew into a rage after Craig Bond, 31, accidentally cracked his wing mirror while riding on his moped in Pill, Newport, earlier this year.
A court heard Verrall, a father-of-one, performed a U-turn in the road and chased Mr Bond through busy streets in his Ford Fiesta.
Prosecutor Timothy Evans said that when Verrall tracked down Mr Bond he used his car ‘as a weapon’ to send him over the bonnet.
Christian Verrall, 32, flew into a rage after Craig Bond, 31, accidentally cracked his wing mirror while riding on his moped in Pill, Newport, earlier this year
Footage played to the court showed Mr Bond safely riding along the road until Verrall’s silver car veered violently towards him.
After smashing Mr Bond to the ground Verrall then calmly drove off and rejoined traffic – leaving part of his bumper at the scene.
Mr Evans said: ‘This was the use of a car as a very large weapon.
‘There was targeting of a vulnerable victim on a scooter.’
CCTV showed a huge dent in Verrall’s Fiesta after he hit Mr Bond and part of the bumper was left hanging off the vehicle.
A court heard Verrall, a father-of-one, performed a U-turn in the road and chased Mr Bond through busy streets in his Ford Fiesta
Cardiff Crown Court heard Mr Bond suffered a double broken leg after the smash in Pill, Newport, earlier this year and required surgery.
When interviewed in hospital he told an officer: ‘I feel f*****. I feel mash potato.’
Dad-of-one Verrall dumped his car less than a mile from the scene and phoned police to report it had been stolen.
But when officers called at his home he was arrested.
When shown the CCTV he told police: ‘That doesn’t even look like me.’
Mr Bond was left with a double broken leg and told an officer in hospital: ‘I feel f*****. I feel mash potato’
Verrall, of Newport, later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice.
He denied wounding with intent but was found guilty after a trial.
Harry Baker, defending, asked a for a psychiatric report, to take place over claims Verrall may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after ‘an early life trauma’.
Judge Caroline Rees QC adjourned the hearing but warned Verrall he faced ‘a lengthy custodial sentence’.
Verrall was remanded in custody to be sentenced later
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