Man punched, wife thrown in Feltonville road rage case

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An apparent act of road rage was caught on surveillance video. (WPVI)

Philadelphia police are searching for the suspect who carried out a violent act of road rage in Feltonville leaving a man and woman bruised and badly shaken up.

Adolph Rivers and his wife Tammy Salley tell Action News it started when the suspect tried to cut them off at another intersection.

When they got to 5th Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, it escalated to violence.

Surveillance cameras from a nearby businesses captured the incident.

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Surveillance video shows a couple attacked in their car at a stop light by another driver.

Police say a driver pulled up behind the 61-year-old and his wife and began attacking him in his car during the heart of rush hour.

Rivers says the suspect hit him in his eye and then his chin.

"I rolled down the window to see what he wanted to say. All he did was proceed to punch me in my face. I jumped out the truck to defend myself and he swung at me again and I ducked," Adolph said.

Cameras catch Tammy Salley along with a passenger in the suspect's truck jumping out of their vehicles to help break it up.

"I was trying to stop it," Salley said, adding, "That's when he threw me in traffic, he threw me in traffic like he didn't care, like was I was a piece of paper, and then he get in the car and he just left."

Fortunately, Salley was able to get out of incoming traffic with only injuries to her hip.

Police say the suspect's silver truck is registered to a local business.

"That's right down the street and he was in that much of a hurry...ain't that something?" Rivers said.

Police say the driver is facing an array of charges likely including assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.
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