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Driver Faces Attempted Murder Charges in Road Rage Incident

Deirnesa Jefferson5 months ago

A Florida driver is now facing attempted murder charges after a road rage incident in Tampa. 

Details About the Road Rage Incident 

A Florida man was arrested Monday after driving his car over two people on a motorcycle in a violent act of road rage WFTS reports. 

The incident was captured on cellphone video by witness, Abe Garcia, who saw the car cut off the motorcycle on U.S. Highway 41. Garcia said the motorcyclist and the driver, Robert Vance, exchanged words before Vance backed up, yanked the steering wheel to the right, and ran over the motorcycle. Witnesses followed the car and gave troopers the license plate number. 

Vance admitted to running the motorcycle over and leaving the scene according to Florida Highway Patrol. He now faces two counts of attempted murder as well as charges of leaving the scene of a crash with injury and driving with a suspended license as a habitual traffic offender.

He was being held Tuesday in the Pasco County jail in lieu of $115,000 bail. 

Road Rage Statistics

The following statistics compiled from the NHTSA and the Auto Vantage auto club show that aggressive driving and road rage are causing serious problems on our roads.

  • 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving.
  • 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm.
  • Half of drivers who are on the receiving end of an aggressive behavior, such as horn honking, a rude gesture, or tailgating admit to responding with aggressive behavior themselves.
  • Over a seven year period, 218 murders and 12,610 injuries were attributed to road rage.


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