Two men in Arizona are facing charges after escalating road incident to violence. Video footage sparks anger from the viewers.
A video shows the moment one of the drivers, becoming angry after being stopped in traffic, punches through the other man’s open car window, before the other driver retaliates by smashing the other car’s back window with a tire iron.
The incident started when motorists were stuck in traffic on the freeway, with the men allegedly cutting each other off on the road, the Daily Mail reports.
“There was a heated altercation between drivers in Maricopa, Arizona resulting in punches thrown and windows being broken out,” says the video’s caption.
Both of the men were charged with misdemeanors. The drivers both expressed regret for the incident, but the Maricopa Police said they would not tolerate what happened, KRON reports.
A 19-year-old was killed in another road rage incident in Arlington, Texas, on June 24, according to WFAA.
Dylan Spaid was fatally shot after he had a brief exchange with another motorist. His girlfriend, Kristina Huggins, was also in the car and took the wheel after Spaid was shot in the head. Huggins was injured in the incident.
Huggins said Spaid and the other driver briefly spoke before the driver tried to cut them off. Then, the situation quickly escalated as the driver pulled up next to Spaid’s car, and rolled down their window on the passenger side.
“Then I turned around, and I heard a shot,” said Huggins. “The last thing I remember, I looked at him and we were still driving, I tried to figure out where his foot was.”
The car then crashed into a sign, and Spaid was taken to a hospital where he then reportedly died from the gunshot.
“I just cannot believe people are that evil,” said Huggins. “They shouldn’t be on the road in the first place, honestly. If they can’t control when they’re upset, they shouldn’t be driving at all.”
Huggins said she is barely able to sleep after the incident that took her boyfriend’s life.
“He said I was the love of his life,” Huggins said. “And in a few years, he would love to propose, and he would want to be with me for the rest of his life. But that’s not going to happen.”
“It’s like a bad dream, a horrible dream,” she added. “I can’t even imagine. I don’t even know how that person sleeps at night.”