Man charged with attempted murder after worker is sent flying over hedge in 'road rage row'

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder after a car was driven into a council worker and sent flying over a hedge.

Arthur McGhie, 54, was arrested at his home address on the same street shortly after the 'road rage row' in Burgess Hill, West Sussex on Monday.

He has been charged with attempted murder, actual bodily harm, assaulting an emergency worker and dangerous driving.

McGhie will appear before magistrates in Crawley today.

Horrifying footage was widely shared online showing the moment the victim was thrown into a hedge by a driver in an alleged road rage crash.

The victim smashed into his attacker's car bonnet and windscreen before being catapulted seven feet into the air in Burgess Hill, West Sussex.

He landed on a hedge in a local's front garden – incredibly managing to rise to his feet.

The victim suffered minor injuries and has now been discharged from hospital.

Councillor Stephen Hillier confirmed the victim worked for the local authority, but would not say what his exact job was or whether he was on-duty at the time of the attack.

At the beginning of the footage – which is filmed by a neighbor from his upstairs window – it shows the two men talking to each other on the street.

After the disagreement appears to come to an end, the pedestrian strolls off down the street while the driver gets back into his Kia Picanto car.

The vehicle then reverses around the corner and speeds towards the pedestrian. The victim then goes flying over a set of metal black railings.

Detective Inspector Colin Garman said: “The victim has sustained multiple and has been left, understandably, shaken by the incident.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to assist our investigation is asked to report it to us either online or call 101 quoting Operation Burwell.”

Sussex Police said the pair clashed after a “verbal altercation".

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