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Police Searching for Driver in Road Rage Crash That Went Viral

Lidnsey DeRosa6 months ago

According to KTUL, authorities have identified the owner of a vehicle involved in a road range incident, but are now asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle.

Overview of the Road Rage Car Accident

Last month, a video containing a road rage afflicted accident near Muskogee, Oklahoma went viral. The video contains a maroon, 4-door, Dodge truck, pulling next to a slower moving car and pushing the car off the road before it violently hit the guardrail.

The video was posted on May 31, 2016, and has obtained 1.3 million views since. Police have identified the registered owner of the truck, but do not yet know who was driving the truck at the time of the accident.

The truck has not been seen since the accident, but has been registered to the NCIC as a violent felony. Anyone found hiding in the truck will be charged.

Car Accident Statistics

  • On an average, there are more than 6 million car accidents on the roads of the US, annually.
  • More than 3 million people get injured due to car accidents, with more than 2 million of these injuries being permanent.
  • There are in excess of 40,000 deaths due to car accidents every year.
  • About 40% of car accident fatalities occur because of a drunken driver.
  • About 30% of the car accident fatalities can be attributed to driving above the speed limits and 33% and above because of reckless driving that causes the car to go off the road and result in an accident.
  • Every 12 minutes, one person dies because of a car accident. Every 14 seconds, a car accident results in an injured victim.
  • For those in the age group of 1 to 30 years, the leading cause of death is due to being involved in a car accident.
  • People, who are between 15 to 24 years, and those who are above 75 years of age, are the people who are most severely affected by car accidents.

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