A man died after he was run over repeatedly during what officials believe to be a road rage incident in the Rancho Dominguez area early morning on Nov. 8. According to a KTLA news report, authorities received a report about an assault following a crash in the 19000 block of South Laurel Park Road. Deputies from the Carson station responded to the scene and found a 67-year-old man on the ground outside his vehicle.
Detectives determined that the victim and another person were involved in a crash that led them to get out of their vehicles and argue. The confrontation turned physical and the perpetrator beat the victim before getting into the 67-year-old man’s car and running him over repeatedly.
Officials said that the attacker got out and fled on foot after the victim’s vehicle became disabled. Deputies detained a man down the street and a witness identified him as the attacker. Officers arrested the suspect on suspicion of murder. Authorities have urged anyone with information about the incident to call homicide detectives at 323-890-5500.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of this deceased victim. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Justice for Victims
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. Roughly 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm. A total of 12,610 injuries and 218 deaths have been attributed to road rage over a seven-year period in the United States. Statistics also show that males under the age of 19 are the most likely to exhibit road rage.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving road rage, you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries, damages and losses you sustained. In such cases, evidence such as surveillance video or dashcam video can be extremely valuable. In addition to facing potential criminal charges, the at-fault motorists can also be held financially responsible for the damages caused.
Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and emotional distress. An experienced Los Angeles personal injury lawyer will be able to hold the at-fault parties accountable and help you secure maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.