I was on my commute home heading up 6th Ave in midtown Manhattan around 45th street, NY when I hear a honk behind me. I pull over to the right ( I was on the left hand side on the street, which is one-way & legal for me to do in NYC) to see what was behind me. I then pulled over to the left to allow the driver to pass, when he guns his gas & swerves directly into me bumping me left. I slap the back of hte van with my palm & shout to let him know I was there, thinking that he might not have seen me, when he then begins to shout at me "Do you want me to get out of the van and settle this?" To which I responded politely asking what the issue was, but he was clearly a hot-head with an aggression issue who wanted a fight. Seeing that he was in a verizon van, I went to the back of the van to get his plates. A passing pedestrian who saw the event yelled at the driver & gave me his number as a witness. When trying to report the issue to the police, I was told I would need to file a report at the precint, which I plan to do tomorrow. I have the company of the van, the liscense plate & a witness, so hopefully the police will actually ticket the driver. i am also going to try to contact Verizon to let them know they have a driver with serious road rage.
Has anyone had a similar experiance & had any luck getting the police to act against the driver? If so, got any advice? Thanks in advance.
Sorry for the long run-ons & spelling errors, but I am still a little flustered from the event