Abusive motorist throws woman’s car keys into oncoming traffic

A Pocklington woman was left terrified after an angry driver reached through her window and threw her car keys into the road.

The 49-year-old was trying to pull out of a lane at a junction near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor in her Citroen when she saw a car coming towards her, so she stopped.

Speaking about the incident last Sunday at 11.40am on the A614 Market Weighton Road, the female driver, who did not want to be named, said: “He then got out of his car and came towards me. I wound down the window and he verbally attacked me, swearing and shouting. He then put his hand through the window and pulled my keys from the ignition and hurled them across the road and the oncoming traffic, shouting at me to go and get my keys.

“I hadn’t a clue where my keys had gone and was, by this time, terrified what he would do next. He then jumped back into his car and sped off. It was a very frightening experience which has left me shaken. I was left stranded in the road without any car keys.”

The woman said she wanted to thank “a very kind man in the car behind me [who] told me to stay where I was and went to find my keys”. She added: “The keys were broken so it took me some time to get them to work as they were stuck inside the plastic casing.

“I would like to stress to anyone, especially drivers who are travelling alone, do not open your window to anyone you don’t know. If you feel threatened, reach for your mobile phone and ring the police.”

Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police on 101, quoting crime number 609 of 29 June.