After making a completely legal and safe traffic maneuver a driver in Tampa, Florida (FL) was faced with a reckless driver who had a meltdown and suffered a serious case of road rage. The driver began to tailgate the woman, pulled up beside her yelling while flipping her off then in a final negligent act tried to cut her off. Then karma stepped in and the truck driver lost control, veered into oncoming traffic lanes and crashed into several signs. Luckily there were no cars or pedestrians in the area when the accident occurred or terrible injuries could have resulted. The woman who was the victim of the road rage caught it all on tape and the video will leave you saying, “Serves him right.” Police later arrested him for leaving the scene of a traffic crash, careless driving and failing to wear his seat belt.
Road rage is more than anger it’s a volatile combination of negligence and recklessness that can result in injuries, death and criminal offenses. Road rage is more common than many of us think. A report commissioned by AAA revealed that more than 10,000 car crashes were caused by some form of road rage between January 1, 1990 and August 31, 1996.
We see car accident victims on a regular basis that have suffered terrible injuries as a result of car accidents. As with all serious injury cases, it is especially crucial to seek out professional legal advice in car accident injury cases.