Car drags teenager along road

A MOTHER appealed for help yesterday to catch a driver who left her son seriously injured following a road-rage incident at Farnborough, Hampshire. Russell Ashwood, 18, was dragged for hundreds of yards by a Ford Fiesta and thrown against another vehicle. Yesterday he was poorly but stable in hospital with multiple fractures to his pelvis and internal injuries. His mother Susan, 44, urged anyone who could help to contact police.

Police said the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when the teenager was being driven by his 47-year-old father, Vivian. When they turned left into Sand Hill, a silver Ford Fiesta XR2 stopped in front of them. Police said the teenager got out of his car and approached the passenger side of the Fiesta and, after an "exchange of words" through the window, the Fiesta drove off with him clinging to the side. Meanwhile, police are hunting a man who tried to strangle a young mother in a road-rage attack only yards from the spot where Stephen Cameron was stabbed to death just off the M25 near Swanley in Kent, in one of the first road- rage attacks, two years ago.