A pensioner was assaulted after challenging a motorist who had blocked his driveway in an area plagued by parking problems.
The elderly man was shoved after apparently asking a driver not to obstruct his driveway, off Sharoe Green Lane in Fulwood, Preston.
Residents on Raleigh Road and neighbouring Methuen Avenue have been suffering ongoing problems with visitors to Royal Preston Hospital blocking them in.
Police promised to look into the issues, discussed at a PACT policing meeting last month, and a local councillor is asking highways bosses to investigate whether more parking controls are needed.
Restrictions were brought in on some streets near the busy hospital to ban non-residents from parking, but side streets further along Sharoe Green Lane have since seen an influx of visitors using their roads as an alternative.
Nigel Parker of Sharoe Green Residents’ Association said: “It was reported at a PACT meeting that there was an incidence of violence against an elderly gentleman who went to ask a person if they would not park there (in front of his drive).
“It’s a bit more serious if people are going to that extent when confronted with an objection: it’s rather extreme.
“They are very tight roads and it’s virtually impossible to get out of the driveways if people are parked right up to them.”
Preston North East Coun Michael Welsh has asked highways bosses to look at whether introducing ‘access only’ restrictions on Raleigh Road and Methuen Avenue would help alleviate the problems.
He said: “These two roads have become very congested.
“Cars that have been displaced from elsewhere tend to find other places to park. We’re going to look at access only restrictions and have asked highways officers to do an assessment.”
A Lancashire police spokesman said they had received several complaints about parking.