Frustrated motorist slaps 81-year-old woman in the face for driving
at just 5mph (on her way to visit her husband in a care home)
03:51 EST, 21 September 2012
07:00 EST, 21 September 2012
Usman Yasin, 30, pictured, was found guilty of
hitting 81-year-old Patricia Pearson in a road rage attack after first
claiming he acted in self-defence
An aggressive driver slapped an elderly woman across the face after he became enraged over her slow driving.
Yasin, 30, attacked the 81-year-old after unleashing a barrage of abuse
at her for travelling at 5mph on her way to visit her husband at a care
home.Patricia Pearson, of
Burton upon Trent, suffered serious facial injuries in the road rage
assault – which Yasin claimed he committed in self-defence after she
struck the first blow.He was found guilty of hitting Mrs Pearson following a trial at Burton upon Trent Magistrates’ Court in Staffordshire.
court heard how Yasin became increasingly frustrated as he travelled
behind Mrs Pearson in All Saints Road, Burton upon Trent at around 2pm
on June 17.
that she had been driving at no more than 5mph along the narrow
residential street, which has a number of speed bumps.
the two vehicles reached a point where the road opened up Yasin darted
past Mrs Pearson and pulled in front of her, coming to a stop and
switching off his engine.
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Pearson got out of her car and approached Yasin’s green Peugeot 206,
leaning into the window to ask what he was doing when he unloaded a
series of foul abuse at her.The elderly woman put her hand towards
Yasin’s face in an attempt to make him stop, but he swung out an arm and
slapped her across the face.The court was shown shocking images of
Mrs Pearson’s injuries, which included a swollen lip, lumps to the
forehead and cuts to her cheek.Mrs Pearson also said that Yasin had got out of his car, pushed her and shook her.
The confrontation happened in All Saints Road,
Burton upon Trent, pictured, after Yasmin complained the elderly woman
was driving too slowly
Yasin denied hitting her more than once, which was supported by
independent witnesses, and added that her injuries appeared worse
because of her age.Burton
Magistrates’ Court accepted that Mrs Pearson, who was said to have been
‘frightened’ by the attack, had become ‘confused’ in her recollection of
the events.The confrontation was only halted when a bystander came between the two and intervened.
Frederick Powell, prosecuting, said: ‘Any remorse that he says he has shown is crocodile tears.
'Had it not been for Mr Smith getting in the way, he would have gone after her again.’
But Yasin claimed he was ‘very remorseful’.
He added: ‘She’s the same age as my grandma. If I had taken a second to think and had just driven on I wouldn’t be here today.'
The case was adjourned for sentence until October 10 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
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