Road rage is real. It is also dangerous and sometimes even deadly. The anger behind the wheel of a moving 3,500 pound piece of metal is dangerous enough, but some go the extra mile by brandishing a gun in their fits of rage. It happened to a driver who caught the harrowing incident on his dash cam.
The video, posted by Reddit user u/DexFPV to r/IditosInCars, begins with the user’s truck or SUV moving through an intersection and down a Texas highway. A third-generation Infiniti G35 accelerates quickly into the frame, pulls past the truck and slams on the brakes. The camera car then maneuvers around the Infiniti and accelerates, but the Infiniti isn’t finished yet.
At this point, the video speeds up as the driver attempts to lose the Infiniti, reaching almost 100 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour). The Infiniti reappears in frame, moving away from the truck. As the Infiniti crosses several lanes, the driver clearly wields an ax out the window. The Infiniti driver then cuts across the freeway, speeding up, in front of the truck.
However, the Infiniti driver pays no attention as the car drifts nonchalantly into the center lane occupied by a slower vehicle. The Infiniti driver brakes hard, but it is too late and he collides with the rear of the other vehicle. Debris explodes on the freeway as the slow car leaves the freeway and descends into a ditch, appearing to hit a bridge pillar.
The video shows the Infiniti continuing to drive down the highway, turn signals flashing, as the dashcam driver pulls over to help the other crashed vehicle. According to the poster, which appears to have taken the video, the driver of the affected car was walking and talking after the crash. The poster also said police located the car in an AutoZone parking lot down the road, but the driver fled.
The video does not show what happened before the Infiniti driver first cut off the other vehicle. Either way, road rage is never the answer, and that makes it all the more dangerous when drivers are unaware of what’s on the road ahead of them.