What initially appeared to be an everyday fender bender accident in Miami-Dade County last Thursday quickly turned more serious as one of the drivers involved assaulted the other driver with a baseball bat, WPLG-Miami reported. Police say that the driver who appeared to be at fault in the rear-end collision in the area of U.S. Highway 1 and 112th Street got out of his car after the accident and accused the driver of the impacted truck of stopping short to cause the wreck.
The bat-wielding driver then told the victim to drive off before shattering the rear window of the truck. The assault continued with the driver at fault choking and punching the driver of the truck before the victim was struck with a baseball bat by the assailant’s passenger. The arrival of police prevented the victim from being beaten unconscious, and the two suspects were arrested on multiple charges related to the assault, damage to the victim’s truck and resisting arrest.
As this unfortunate example demonstrates, aggressive driving causes totally avoidable accidents all the time. Even worse, the aggressive attitude shown by some drivers can boil over into road rage incidents that create additional danger. Miami has been repeatedly cited by national auto club AutoVantage as one of the worst cities for road rage in the country, so drivers should take special caution to avoid aggressive motorists and volatile situations.
If you are the victim of an aggressive driver, it is important to protect your safety by contacting the authorities and avoiding conflict until the situation is resolved. Gathering information about the driver at fault is a good idea, but only if that can be done safely. It is also wise to seek medical care as soon as possible if needed.
Can a Lawyer Help If I Am the Victim of an Aggressive Driver?
If you are the victim of an auto accident caused by an aggressive driver, a personal injury attorney can represent you to ensure that the cost of your recovery falls on the guilty party. Being injured in an accident can be a frustrating and aggravating experience, but a lawyer who recognizes the needs and challenges that an injury victim faces can turn that aggravation into relief. Colson Hicks Eidson has helped the victims of catastrophic motor vehicle accidents get their lives back on track for years with empathetic and dedicated representation. Free consultations are available by phone at (305) 476-7400, or online, and much more information about the firm’s work on behalf of injury victims can be found on our blog and Motor Vehicle Accidents page.
Colson Hicks Eidson – Injury Attorneys