There is something about being behind the wheel of a car that can make someone who already has a bad temperament go over the edge. There are already inherent dangers with driving, but add an incredibly angry driver to the mix and you have a recipe for disaster.
You only have to look back to last weekend for an example of how serious road rage can get. According to Colorado Springs police, a man was driving down Interstate 25 when he was involved in a road rage incident. Another man brandished a firearm and fired a shot at the other motorist. Thankfully, the shot only hit the man’s front tire.
The man was able to maintain control of his vehicle and pull to the shoulder of the interstate, while the shooter fled the scene. Fortunately, he was soon found and detained by local authorities. He is now facing charges of reckless endangerment and felony menacing.
Road rage is serious and this incident could have easily been deadly. As personal injury lawyers in Colorado Springs we want to make sure you know what to do if you face a road rage situation. First, whether whatever sparked the incident was your fault or not, you should acknowledge the situation and attempt to diffuse the situation with a friendly wave or apology.
If that doesn’t work and the other driver is escalating the situation, let them know that you intend to call the police. If the driver is still harassing or following you, don’t continue to communicate and never get out of your car. Drive immediately to the nearest police or fire station.
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Accidents can be caused by negligence, carelessness, or plain maliciousness. However that accident was caused, if it wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for any injuries you sustained. To get the money you deserve, you’ll need experienced personal injury attorneys like Heuser & Heuser on your side. Contact us today to learn more.
Source. 9News.com, ‘http://www.9news.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/26/road-rage-colorado-springs-i-25-interquest-parkway/17969517/,’ Allison Sylte, October 26, 2014.