Toddler Dies after Road Rage Crash, Mother also Killed
Credit: Robert S. Donovan
The latest victim in a case of road rage is a two-year-old boy who died today after having been in a road rage crash that had also killed his mother over the weekend. According to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies, the fatal crash happened on FM-1942 near Garth Road on Sunday morning. Deputies report that Emil McMahon was apparently attempting to force his wife, who was in a second vehicle, off the road with his pickup truck. Instead, McMahon crashed into a third vehicle driven by Tania Vercher of Baytown. Ms. Vercher was pronounced dead at the scene, while her young son, A.J., was rushed to the hospital. The child later died of the injuries that were sustained in the crash. Sheriff’s officials said charges against McMahon were pending following the results of tests on his blood. The McMahon’s wife was not injured in the incident. Over the years, it is an unfortunate fact that cases of road rage are on the rise on our roads and highways. Acting out aggression and anger behind the wheel is never acceptable, and yet many choose to get behind the wheel and act out their frustrations. Almost anything can ultimately serve to set such a person off. Those who act out while driving may be trying to work out personal anger issues, or they may perceive that they have been somehow cut off in traffic, tailgated too closely, or unjustifiably slowed down by another vehicle in front of them. Unfortunately, there are drivers who do get angry enough to act out these frustrations and become violent, or even take their aggression all the way to taking the lives of others. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a recent study where in more than 10,000 reported incidents of violent aggressive driving that were committed between 1990 and 1996, at least 218 people were killed and another 12,610 were injured in such incidents. Never let anger become more important than practicing safe driving habits. Diffuse the situation and do not engage, or call for help if you need it. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident involving road rage or other aggressive driving incidents or irresponsible acts on the part of another driver, give our offices a call. Our attorneys have years of experience in cases involving aggressive and road rage cases in the Texas courts. You have rights and we are here to help you see that justice is done. Our lawyers will represent you and help you to recoup not only the cost of damages, but also the costs of medical treatment, loss of work or wages, pain and suffering or compensation for wrongful death of your loved ones. We will take the time to go over the details of your specific case and outline all possible options for you. There is no cost to you and your initial consultation with one of our attorneys is completely confidential and without any obligation to you.