If you spend any amount of time behind the wheel, you know that it can be extremely frustrating at times. After being cut off, stuck in unexpected construction zones or hitting three red lights in a row, it’s common to feel a bit angry. For some people, this anger gets out control. Road rage is a legitimate problem, and now that everyone has a camera in their pocket, new viral videos of road-crazed drivers are being posted online every day. But not many end like this:
It’s not clear from the video what sparked the incident, but a Tampa, FL woman captured this video of a man in a large truck tailgating her at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. At some point, he attempts a dangerous pass and flips our videographer the bird. He loses control of his truck, spins across the median (and across oncoming lanes) before crashing into a light pole. “That’s what you get!” the woman says as she films. “All on video buddy.”
Instant karma? At least no one was hurt. While millions of people have watched the video, Tampa police used information in the film (especially the license plate number that is briefly visible) to make an arrest on the man in question. He was charged with reckless driving, leaving the scene and failure to wear a seat belt.
The woman filming was thanked by the authorities for information leading to the arrest, despite the fact that she wasn’t driving much safer. In most jurisdictions, using a cellphone while driving is a ticketable offense–and shooting video is definitely more distracting than taking a call. The moral of the story? Keep your cool behind the wheel. Otherwise, you might just become the laughing stock of the Internet. If you are the victim of someone else’s road rage, contact us today.
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