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Shocking moment man crashed into his car door after driver deliberately reverses vehicle at speed

Shocking moment of man being crushed in his car door after driver deliberately backs up his vehicle at high speed in a terrifying tantrum

  • Peter Woodhead, 40, involved in feud with Steven Collins, 54, in Plymouth
  • The footage shows Woodhead reversing at high speed as Mr. Collins tried to get into his car
  • Mr. Collins was then crushed while Woodhead slammed his car door twice
  • Woodhead denied all charges, but was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison

Frightening footage captured a man crushed between his car and the door after ramming at high speed during a road rage.

Peter Woodhead, 40, was involved in an altercation with Steven Collins, 54, while driving through downtown Plymouth.

Woodhead denied the charges against him, but ended up before Judge James Townsend in Plymouth Crown Court, Devon today.

Steven Collins (photo), 54, just before being crushed between his car and the door after being rammed at high speed by Peter Woodhead, 40, during a tantrum in downtown Plymouth

Steven Collins (photo), 54, just before being crushed between his car and the door after being rammed at high speed by Peter Woodhead, 40, during a tantrum in downtown Plymouth

However, he was found unanimously guilty by a jury and sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.

The video, released by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), shows Mr. Collins getting out of his car to talk to Woodhead when the couple was stopped by traffic lights.

After a brief exchange, Woodhead drove forward in his blue Peugeot 206 while Mr. Collins returned to his vehicle, a Citroen Berlingo.

Woodhead then turned quickly back when Mr. Collins tried to get back in his car and hit the open door.

After a brief exchange (photo) when the pair were stopped by traffic lights, Woodhead drove his blue Peugeot 206 forward while Mr. Collins returned to his vehicle, a Citroen Berlingo

After a brief exchange (pictured) when the pair were stopped by traffic lights, Woodhead drove his blue Peugeot 206 forward while Mr Collins returned to his vehicle, a Citroen Berlingo

After a brief exchange (photo) when the pair were stopped by traffic lights, Woodhead drove his blue Peugeot 206 forward while Mr. Collins returned to his vehicle, a Citroen Berlingo

Mr. Collins was then crushed between his car and the door, before Woodhead drove forward again and hit the car a second time – almost ripping the door off.

Woodhead was charged with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and attempted to cause serious bodily harm and actual bodily harm.

He was also charged with not stopping after an accident and violating a parole.

In addition to jail time, Woodhead was given another 12 months for dangerous driving, which will run simultaneously.

He was also given four months in which to break a parole and was ordered to pay a victim charge of £ 170.

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