Lately, road rage accidents have been on the rise. According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, in the last year, nearly 80 percent of drivers have expressed some kind of aggression, anger, or road rage when behind the wheel.
The most disturbing finding in the study suggests that each year about 8 million U.S. motorists engage in extreme instances of road rage. This includes car-ramming and drivers getting out their car to confront another driver. In some instances, motorists have been so consumed with anger, that they've actually shot and killed people.
One of the latest violent incidents happened Wednesday morning on the Santa Clarita highway in Southern California.
A passenger in another vehicle captured the accident on his phone around 6 a.m. when a car accidentally cut off a motorcycle, a witness told NBC Los Angeles. Apparently, harsh "words" were exchanged on the road, but things only got worse from there.
The motorcyclist is seen kicking the sedan, the car then swerves and hits a barrier before colliding with a truck. That pickup truck flips over as the motorcyclist just continues on driving without a care for what just transpired.
The truck driver was hospitalized but survived with a number of minor injuries. The driver of the car did not go to the hospital but said he had a few aches and pains. California Highway Patrol is calling this terrible incident a hit-and-run. With the public's help and the virality of the video, hopefully, the motorcyclist will be found.
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