A Latrobe man was recently charged after pulling a hand gun in a road rage incident. Unfortunately, this represents the convergence of two serious legal issues known as personal injury and assault and battery as personal injury claims. Road rage incidents have the potential to escalate quickly which makes it extremely important for anyone who is interacting with a very aggressive driver to remain calm and know how to protect their rights.
A 25-year-old Latrobe man has been charged by state police with illegal possession of a weapon, simple assault, recklessly endangering another and terroristic threats. The gun was pointed at a man and a 16-year-old female in a recent road rage incident. The person criminally charged with this incident also punched the man prior to pointing the gun. The incident escalated quickly after a person blocked traffic when one driver was attempting to pass another.
The upset individual approached the driver side window of the car that tried to pass him and punched the driver in the jaw and continued to pull out a black hand gun. The accused person’s finger was on the trigger and it was pointed at the teen passenger and the driver, before the individual got back in his car and drove away. That person was recently arraigned and sent to West Moorland County Prison.
Trying to remain calm in the wake of a road rage incident is not always easy, but knowing how to keep the problem from getting worse could end up preventing accidents or assaults. You can never predict how the other person might act, but aggressive behavior can be elevated to more serious incidents.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a personal injury incident in which assault or other threats were involved, you need to retain the services of an experienced attorney immediately.
The Law Office of Mark A. Smith is here to answer your questions when someone has caused an accident because of reckless or aggressive behavior. If you have recently lived through this and suffered injuries, call us at 412-368-8398 or fill out our online contact form to get started today.
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