Two Road Rage Incidents in Harris County
A violent road rage incident has sent a man and a woman to the hospital in northeast Harris County on Sunday. Investigators believe the suspect ran his ex-wife’s car off the road because she was in that car with another man. Harris County Deputies report that the incident occurred on South Main. The woman was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital. Her current condition is unknown. The male passenger was taken to a hospital by ambulance. Deputies said that the woman’s ex-husband used an SUV to run the woman and her companion them off the road. The car then crashed, and the woman was airlifted to the hospital by helicopter. The ex-husband and suspected road-rage drover was arrested at the scene of the accident. This is the second road-rage case in three weeks. In Crosby, an alleged road rage and domestic violence crash killed an innocent woman and her young child. Prosecutors have not yet filed charges in that case. Investigators said in that incident a man was chasing down his wife in his truck on two-lane FM-1942 in the Crosby case. The man lost control of his vehicle, colliding head-on with another vehicle. Harris County Deputies indicate that the man in the Crosby road rage case was arrested over the weekend for aggravated assault on a family member. Road rage, unfortunately, is on the rise on our roads and highways. It is never acceptable for anyone to act out their anger, frustrations or aggressions when they are behind the wheel. Almost anything can set such a person off and cause them to act out while they are driving a motor vehicle. Those who act out while driving may be trying to work out personal anger issues. It could be something as minor as the perception that somehow they were cut off in traffic, unacceptably delayed by being slowed down, or even tailgated too closely. It is a sad reality that there are drivers who will get angry enough to act out their frustrations and become violent. Some will even take their aggressions all the way to taking the lives of others. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 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. The key is to never let anger become more important than safe driving habits. If you can, try to diffuse the situation and do not engage. If you are in a dangerous situation, do not hesitate to call for help by dialing 911. 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.