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Georgia Woman Says Road Rage Driver Caused Collision, Left the Scene


February 28, 2019

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – According to an online news story published at wsbtv.com, a Georgia woman says that a road rage driver caused her to be involved in a collision, then left the scene. Luckily, the woman was not seriously injured in the crash.*

The woman told reporters with WSB-TV that she was driving on Briarwood Road in DeKalb County, Georgia, on February 22 and was trying to turn onto a service road for Interstate 85. She says she heard the driver behind her honking the horn, which she assumed was because she was not immediately turning. 

The woman made the turn, and then she says the driver of a silver Jaguar drove around her, moved in front of her, then hit the brakes. There was no reason for the braking, the woman said, because no other vehicles were on the road at the time. The woman swerved to try to avoid running into the back of the Jaguar, she said, which caused her vehicle to fishtail and flip over. 

The woman’s vehicle ended up landed on its roof, while the driver of the Jaguar left the scene. Smoke started to fill the woman’s vehicle, she said, and a passerby helped her out of the car. She left the scene with minor injuries, but she says it could have been much worse. 

“I think the most upsetting thing is [the Jaguar driver] did what she did, saw what she saw, and then drove away, and I could have been dead,” the woman told WSB-TV. 

Police officers in DeKalb County included road rage as a cause for the collision in their report, according to WSB-TV. They have not located the missing driver and ask that anyone who has information contact the police department. 

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Source:https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/woman-says-she-could-have-been-killed-by-road-rage-driver/925265524

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