Fox 11 recently released a video report in which three motorcyclists were harassed, threatened and attacked by the driver of a Honda car on Highway 10 in Ontario, California. The incident was recorded on the portable camera of one of the motorcyclists, which was attached to his protective helmet. Robert Rojas, who witnessed the accident, offered his testimony in the video report.
The victim of this motorcycle accident, Richard Armenta, needed medical attention after the driver of the car veered into his motorcycle, which sustained considerable damage. The incident is considered a criminal act, as the driver of the Honda not only used his vehicle as a lethal weapon to intimidate and assault the motorcyclists, but also drove away afterwards, which constitutes a hit-and-run. Richard Armenta contacted Wilshire Law Firm to take legal action against the driver of the car and the case is already in progress.
This incident is not unprecedented. According to some motorcycle club enthusiasts, unfortunately, these incidents have been growing on the roads and highways of California.
Road rage causes many accidents and deaths, not only in California, but throughout the United States and other parts of the world. There are many factors that lead to these incidents. Generally, distracted drivers, or those who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, may provoke disputes with other drivers; either because they posed a hazard with negligent maneuvers on the road, and someone reacted to warn them; or simply because they lost their temper, sometimes for no reason at all.
Sadly, this lack of common sense and courtesy continues to negatively affect the number of road rage accidents.