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Road Rage Crash Leads to Uber Driver being Shot in Brookhaven, Georgia (GA)

October 06, 2020

BROOKHAVEN, GA- writes that an Uber driver suffered severe injuries resulting from an incident of severe road rage. Reports state that the Uber driver was traveling on Buford Highway in Brookhaven, Georgia when he suffered a gunshot wound this week.*

Reports suggest that the driver was working at the time of the incident, but that no passengers were in the vehicle. The injuries are not considered life-threatening. The suspect involved in the shooting fled the scene following the incident. According to the Brookhaven police, the vehicle is suspected of having been a white passenger car. Anyone with information regarding the incident, the driver involved, or the vehicle should contact the investigators with the Brookhaven Police. Following the altercation, the authorities closed down the southbound lanes of Buford Highway close to Briarwood Road. 

Road rage is a significant problem in the United States. Based on a recent survey, 82 percent of American drivers experienced or engaged in some form of aggressive driving or road rage at least one time in the last twelve months. Almost 60 percent of motorists express their anger at other drivers by honking their horns. Other forms of aggressive driving include changing lanes without using an indicator, which 45 percent of drivers admit to having recently done, and yelling or cursing at another driver, which 42 percent of drivers admit having done recently. Additionally, 38 percent of drivers say that they have used obscene gestures at other motorists in bouts of road rage. 

In most cases, no one reports these incidents to the police. More severe cases of road rage, which often involve physical altercations, are much less common. However, instances involving sideswiping a vehicle, bumping or ramming another car intentionally, forcing another vehicle off the road, throwing objects at another driver, and physically assaulting another driver all occur more often than one would imagine. About five to six percent of drivers admit to engaging in the above-mentioned behaviors. 

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