A Houston woman is recovering from a gunshot wound after a possible road rage incident last Friday. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the altercation happened sometime around 7:00 a.m., near the Airtex exit along Interstate 45. Apparently, the woman honked her horn at another motorist after being cut off in traffic. The offending driver then pulled up next to her car and fired a shot through her passenger window.
28-Year-Old Woman Shot in Road Rage Incident
The bullet struck the back of her head. The victim, 28-year-old Kay Hafford, was able to pull over and dial 911. By the time first responders arrived on the scene, she was in and out of consciousness. She was then swiftly taken to Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute in the Texas Medical Center for treatment. As of the Friday afternoon, her condition was still listed as fair.
Road Rage Driver at Large
When KFDX News Channel Three reported on the incident, law enforcement officials had still not been able to locate the shooter. He was described as wearing a blue baseball hat and driving a white SUV. There’s no word on the make or model, or if there have been any leads. Anybody with information is being asked to come forward.
Aggressive Driving and Road Rage in Texoma
Aggressive driving puts motorists in Texoma in great danger. Although we usually think of road rage cases as involving weapons and threatening gestures, a variety of aggressive behaviors behind the wheel can endanger lives and lead to cases of dangerous and deadly road rage. Aggressive driving is dangerous enough in itself without having an escalation of road rage involved too. Listed below are a variety of different behaviors that can be considered aggressive behind the wheel.
Common Types of Aggressive Driving
- Improper lane changing
- Excessive or aggressive horn honking
- Inappropriate parking
- Blocking lanes
- Excessive or aggressive eye contact
- Blocking traffic
After an Accident Involving Aggressive Driving
After an accident involving aggressive driving or road rage, you need to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible. Since criminal charges may also be involved, it’s a good idea to have your attorney stay on top of official investigative details while you focus on recovery. If you’ve been injured due to somebody’s dangerous or aggressive driving, contact the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free consultation.