A 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a road rage incident.
Port St. Lucie police say the toddler is a victim of a shooting incited by road rage. The child was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in critical condition.
Police say the incident happened at 1000 Southeast Bywood Drive around 2 a.m on Sunday.
Most car, truck and motorcycle accidents are just that – accidents. However, sometimes deliberate acts of drivers cause collisions. Drivers in the Orlando area should be familiar with the term road rage, as it is to blame for numerous unnecessary and avoidable crashes.
There are multiple signs of road rage, including:
- Tailgating another driver
- Deliberate acceleration or deceleration too close to another vehicle
- Cutting-off of another vehicle
- Slamming on brakes in front of another car
- Unsafe lane changes
- Constant honking of horn
- Displaying inappropriate hand signals or yelling at another driver
Road rage and aggressive driving contribute to hundreds of accidents every year. Sadly, innocent victims can get in the way of a driver’s road rage, as this case shows. If you find yourself caught in the midst of a road rage incident, the best thing you can do is allow the other driver as much space as possible in order to avoid an unnecessary collision. If at all possible, get out of the way of aggressive driver so that you can protect yourself and your passengers.