A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident of road-rage with his wife that resulted in the death of a woman and her two year old child.
Harris County Sherif’s office officials say that Emil McMahon of Crosby had argued with his wife on the road. They were in separate vehicles on September 29th in Baytown. During the incident, McMahon maneuvered his pickup to stop his wife’s vehicle.
McMahon’s pickup swerved into oncoming traffic, striking head-on a car driven by Tania M. Vercher of Baytown, east of Houston. Vercher and 2-year-old Alejandro Vercher were killed. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Harris County investigators estimate that McMahon’s vehicle was traveling 70 mph or greater when his vehicle hit Vercher’s.
McMahon was booked into the Harris County jail Monday. His court appearance is scheduled for Thursday, January 30th.
Unfortunately, incidents of road rage are on the rise. These drivers put other motorists at danger when they act out their aggression behind the wheel. Taking out stress, anxiety or anger on other drivers is never the right solution. Something as simple as another driver perceiving that they have been cut off or impatience with traffic can cause tempers to rise.
If you find yourself on the receiving end of someone’s rage, the key is not to engage. Get to a safe place and dial 911 if you feel truly threatened. Safety is the main concern when dealing with overly aggressive drivers. Get help if you need it.
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