From West Midlands Police:

Police are appealing for independent witnesses after a man died following a suspected act of road rage, three weeks to the day since it happened.

The 73-year-old was involved in an altercation with another man on Shenley Lane, Northfield on Monday, 15 September, and later died in hospital on Saturday 27 September.

The man was driving his blue Peugeot 307 estate along the road at around 11.45am and a red Hyundai I20 was travelling in front of him.

Both cars pulled up near the junction of Loftus Close, where the drivers then got out of their vehicles and were involved in a confrontation, during which the Peugeot driver hit his head on the road.

He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury and remained there until his death 12 days later.

Detective Constable Emma Safe is investigating the incident. She said: “We are appealing for witnesses to establish how the man came by his injuries.

“The driver of the Hyundai – a 67-year-old man – has been arrested and continues to help us with our inquiries.

“We are investigating whether the two drivers had been driving in an erratic or aggressive manner further up Shenley Road, at the junction of Meadow Brook Road.

“I would urge anyone who saw either the confrontation on Loftus Road, or anything involving the two vehicles before that, to call us on 101.”

Alternatively, anyone with information can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


  1. Few weeks ago there were 2 cars on Shelley lane the one car keep pulling in front of the other going up the hill by school I now one was dark car he was driveing normal the other just keep pull in front shouting at him I told my hubby when got home about it it was very dangerous what I saw

    • Mandi. Could I ask you to contact me on tel. 101 ext. 863 3171 to discuss what you saw? Thank you. John Garbett

  2. I have lost count of the number of times peeps pull out of meadow brook road forcing you to brake hard or take evasive action. its a dangerous corner, although the crossing has helped a bit to slow traffic at times.
    Also on Shenley lane undertaking seems prevalent caused by frustration ( or bad driving) because some numpties seems to think the inside lane is “for slow cars” and drive the full length of Shenley Lane and refuses to pull over.
    Bottom line its all about patience and courtesy. More take your time and less ME ME?

  3. About time the speed limits were enforced. They could make a fortune in fines around the area with a few more speed traps. i reckon nearly every car along Shenley Lane is travelling above the speed limit.
    How ridiculous having a confrontation over driving….i’m sure we have all made a mistake. I think a few people need to take stock of themselves from what i have seen.


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