Sacramento Driver Rage
Sacramento Driver Rage – Highway 99 on October 6, 2018, was the site of Sacramento driver rage when someone shot a gun into a vehicle, causing it to crash. Multiple cars also crashed as a result, and lanes on the highway were closed for hours for an investigation to be conducted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the accident field to be cleared. There is currently no description of the vehicle that caused the accidents, and the CHP is asking anyone with information to call 916-861-1300 if they can help.
Details of the Sacramento Driver Rage Incident
The incident started at about 3:45 in the morning along the southbound side of Highway 99 near U.S. 50 as a Toyota Corolla with four people inside was traveling south close to the exit ramp for 12th Avenue. For unknown reasons, someone began shooting at the Corolla in a road rage incident, according to the CHP. The driver and passengers inside ducked, and the Corolla struck a guardrail and construction barrels. It then experienced a rollover and stopped in the traffic lanes. No one was hurt in the incident. The driver and other three people in the vehicle climbed out and ran to the center divider of the highway.
Sacramento Driver Rage Accident Causes Other Crashes
A third vehicle, a Nissan Altima, collided with the Corolla in the roadway, which caused the disabled car to spin, where it was hit by an oncoming Honda Accord. Also, it was reported that two other vehicles were involved in a separate collision while trying to avoid the crashed cars in the roadway. Fortunately, no one was injured in any of the accidents.
Sacramento Driver Rage and Aggressive Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that aggressive driving and road rage are a serious problem on the nation’s roads. Road rage is a criminal act under California Vehicle Code section 13210. During a period of seven years, almost 13,000 injuries and 218 deaths occurred that were linked to a road rage incident. Statistics on road rage are as follows:
- 37 percent of road rage incidents involve the use of a firearm.
- Aggressive driving is responsible for 66 percent of traffic fatalities.
- 2 percent of drivers admit that they tried to force another vehicle off the road.
- 50 percent of drivers admitted that when confronted with an aggressive driver, they responded in kind.
- Male teenage drivers are most likely to exhibit road rage.
Avoiding Involvement in a Sacramento Driver Rage Accident
Learning how to handle an incident that involves an aggressive driver or Sacramento driver rage is important. Following are some tips that might help:
- Remain calm and don’t panic.
- Avoid interacting with the other person.
- Give the aggressive driver space. This includes moving over to the right-hand side.
- Phone 911 and explain the situation. Police can often guide you to a safe location or to a nearby officer, which de-escalates the situation.
Sacramento Car Accident Lawyers
I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento car accident lawyer. Road rage incidents are becoming more common on the nation’s highways and can cause severe injuries or fatalities. If you or your family member was injured in an accident caused by someone’s negligence or intentional act of harm, an experienced car accident lawyer can help you obtain compensation. You are welcome to contact me at (916) 921-6400 in the Sacramento area for my free and friendly advice. For those outside the calling area, I offer a toll-free line at (800) 404-5400, or I can be reached through my online contact page.
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