Road Rage Fight in Fort Lauderdale Results in Death
October 17, 2016
A road rage confrontation with a firefighter resulted in the death of a man in South Florida.
Police in Coral Springs reported that a man was found unconscious on a roadway Thursday.
A firefighter claims that he was driving home from work when the man cut him off.
The firefighter alleges that the man stopped his vehicle on the side of the road. The firefighter says he pulled over to get a closer look at the man.
The man then allegedly dove through the passenger side window of the firefighters’ car and began attacking him.
The firefighter apparently drove off to get away.
Police have not confirmed how the man died, but did say he had head injuries.
The firefighter has not been charged and is cooperating with authorities.
While some accident injuries or deaths result from a mistake or perhaps a temporary distraction, others are the direct result of another driver’s deliberate intentions. Traffic situations and short tempers should never be the reason any drivers life is in danger.
Road rage and aggressive driving are factors in many accidents every year south Florida, some of which have led to severe personal injuries and wrongful death. According to the American Safety Council, road rage plays a role in 66 percent of all traffic fatalities, and 37 percent of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm.
If you have been a victim of a road rage or aggressive driving accident, our South Florida Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton can help you. We know how scary these situations can be and will make sure your rights are protected from the start of your case to its finish.
Call us today at 561-367-8777 or contact us online for a free consultation.