As Glendale car accident lawyers, we know how scary and dangerous someone else’s aggressive driving can be. According to Fox 10, two vehicles may have been racing, causing one driver to get aggressive. A Dodge Durango with five people inside, including two children, ended up being smashed. It is unclear whether the Dodge was part of the race or how the windows were smashed. Police are still investigating, and at this point they are treating it like an accident. The crash occurred on Loop 101 south of Northern Avenue on the afternoon of February 9.
What Causes Road Rage Accidents?
Road rages accidents are caused by aggressive drivers who take things too far. These drivers get upset because of many different reasons, but they all share one thing in common: they endanger the lives of others by driving erratically and using their cars or other tools on hand as weapons. It is possible that the Dodge windows were smashed with a baseball bat or hammer. Until police complete their investigation, we won’t know for sure.
How to Avoid Glendale Road Rage Accidents
As we understand road rage accidents, we will be the first to tell you that it is impossible to avoid all crashes and all aggressive drivers. However, if you notice someone driving erratically, such as quickly changing lanes, speeding up, slowing down, and swerving, avoid that car. Safely change lanes and exit when possible. Ask a passenger to call police while you keep your eyes on the road. Get away from the driver. Do not stop if the driver has followed you, and certainly do not engage the driver in conversation. Continue to drive slowly, ideally to the nearest police station.
What Do Glendale Road Rage Accident Lawyers Do?
An experienced road rage accident lawyer knows how to collect evidence to use against aggressive and dangerous drivers. This includes gathering witness statements and more. The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. uses this information to obtain a settlement from the driver to pay for the injuries and damages he or she caused. We also file for punitive damages if the at-fault driver broke the law. Contact us to see what we can do in your road rage case and for a free consultation.