Road Rage and Sledge Hammers Do Not Mix
Both drivers had pulled onto the right shoulder after the minivan hit the Nissan from behind. The drivers had an angry exchange after following a lane change that the Nissan driver said forced him off the road. After a few moments of travel the Nissan driver moved in front of the minivan and slammed on the brakes. The vehicles moved onto the shoulder and began an argument that ended when the Nissan driver was hit in the shoulder.
The driver of the minivan was booked into King County Jail and faces Assault charges. The Nissan driver was cited for Negligent driving for his part in the road rage.
Road rage is an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger of one motor vehicle on the operator or passenger of another motor vehicle caused by an incident that occurred on a roadway. Not allowing anger and frustration to guide behaviors is a key element to a safe commute.