A Fort Myers man faces aggravated assault charges after a heated road rage incident that happened on I-75 early Thursday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol troopers. Troopers were dispatched to the northbound section of I-75 in Sarasota County after reports of a dangerous road rage situation. Kevin Gutierrez, 21, was driving his grey 2018 Nissan Titan and pointed a gun at two cars who were also driving north on the interstate, according to troopers. One of the drivers who was aimed at immediately drove away and called the police.
The victim said the initial road rage occurred on I-75 in Lee County, near the Bayshore exit. Troopers caught up with Gutierrez and pulled him over near mile marker 208. They searched his car and found a black gun that matched the description given by the victim. Gutierrez was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession of Ammunition by Felon and was transported to the Sarasota County Jail.
Road Rage Accidents in South Florida
Road rage accidents can lead to devastating injuries and even death. Traffic and mistakes caused by other drivers can provoke anger in some people. This is commonly referred to as “road rage.” Road rage can manifest itself in a variety of ways. Road Rage is uncontrollable anger that results from an incident involving an automobile, which leads to behavior intended to harm people or property. Experts say road rage is a thought process that drivers go through when they have feelings of rage and thoughts of retaliation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines “aggressive driving” as a combination of moving traffic offenses in a manner that endangers other persons or property. It generally encompasses several unsafe driving behaviors, including following too closely, driving at excessive speeds, weaving through traffic, running stoplights and stop signs, and gesturing angrily or yelling at other drivers, and may escalate to physical assault or murder. Terrifying things can happen when people let road rage get the best of them, and in the worst cases, car accidents occur. If you or someone you love has been severely injured in a road rage car accident, you may be entitled to damages.
Speak with a Miami Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident, you may have a right to seek compensation for your losses. The Law Offices of Suarez & Montero Car Accident Attorneys is a personal injury law firm with locations in Miami and Broward. A personal injury claim can seek funds that cover medical expenses, lost income and other damages. Almost nothing is more aggravating to a client than to leave a legal project in a lawyer’s hands and then have weeks or even months go by without anything happening. You want a lawyer who will work hard on your behalf and follow through promptly on all assignments. Consider the size of the law firm when hiring an attorney. Many times, a large law firm will assign the case to a less experienced attorney, and not necessarily the attorney that you initially met with. Being able to communicate effectively with your attorney is a crucial aspect of any successful case. Evaluate your attorney’s responsiveness, by asking how you will be able to contact them and how long it will take them to return your communications. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation in pursuing your claim and stand ready to protect your rights.
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