Road Rage in South Florida

A recent incident in Miami highlights the dangers of road rage in South Florida. A 26-year-old woman attacked another driver with a screwdriver after a car accident. The woman has two master’s degrees from the University of Miami and a career in healthcare and public service. Now she is in jail facing two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Episodes like this may seem isolated, but road rage is a very serious problem in South Florida. This incident demonstrates how this unexpected violence can disrupt lives.

The Road Rage Incident

According to Local 10 News, the early morning crash occurred on the eastbound lanes of the McArthur Causeway near Biscayne Boulevard. A Toyota SUV crashed into a BMW stopped in the road and partially blocking the right lane. The two drivers engaged in a verbal dispute, which escalated when the SUV driver’s father arrived. The woman claimed the father verbally and physically assaulted her. In response, she grabbed a bottle of Windex and a screwdriver from the father’s vehicle. She sprayed the Windex in both men’s faces and then attacked them. The men fell, and she continued the attack until her friend intervened, pulling her off the victim.

Shortly after the incident, authorities transported the woman to a local Miami-Dade County jail. They charged her with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. During her bond hearing, the judge advised her to “call the police and remain in your vehicle” in the event of a future accident. A bond hearing sets the amount she would need to pay to be released from jail, pending further proceedings in her criminal case.

Road Rage: Unexpected and Dangerous

Most drivers do not become so mad that they jump out of their car and attack another driver with a screwdriver. So while this situation may seem unique, the unpredictability of road rage is alarming. The woman involved in the Miami Beach incident, with her education and career background, does not fit the typical profile of someone who would act violently. This case demonstrates how anyone can become a victim or perpetrator in high-emotion situations like car accidents.

Contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley

Road rage is unfortunately a fairly common occurrence in Florida, much more so than most motorist would think. Victims who are injured as a result of another motorist’s road rage often suffer serious injuries. At Schwed, Adams & McGinley, P.A., our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys have more than 200 years of combined practice. We have helped many victims of road rage obtain maximum compensation for their injuries. If you, a family member, or a loved one have been injured as a result of road rage, contact Schwed, Adams & McGinley today. Call us at 877-694-6079 or contact@schwedlawfirm.com for a free consultation.