INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis man is warning others after becoming a victim of road rage on the interstate.
It happened over the weekend in the southbound lanes of I-65 near Greenwood.
The man who did not want to be identified on camera told 24-Hour News 8 he was concerned for the safety of his seven-year-old son.
They were driving to Greenwood when someone started tailgating them. He said the other driver ran them off the road and into a ditch.
“That guy might have had a really bad day I don’t know what happened to him,” he said. “I might have been at the wrong place at the wrong time, but that doesn’t change the fact of what he did.”
He shared photos of the damage from the road rage. He said his car is now sitting at the repair shop.
“My car can be repaired, me and my son are okay but the psychological impact never goes away,” he said.
He said what happened the other day on the interstate was scary and uncalled for.
“He was gesturing basically get the f out of the way,” he said.
He said the dark blue car drove up really fast behind him as he was getting off the exit ramp.
“Just as I’m getting into the exit, a guy in a blue late-model GM, very dark blue car flew up behind me extremely fast,” he said. “I couldn’t even see his tail lights in the mirror but I could see his face.”
He said the other driver didn’t stop there.
“He then decided to pull to the right over the white line and pull up next to my car,” he said. “He then produces a fake police badge.”
He knew he had to think really fast when the other driver got really close to his passenger side.
“He swerves into my car and strikes it ever so slightly which I reacted by swerving the same direction,” he said, “I lost control of my car went over the embankment, which was filled with boulder rocks.”
He got his car out of the ditch and called police at a safe location. But by that time the other driver was gone.
What I hope is that he sees this and he understands that he puts me and my son’s life in danger and he thinks about that,” he said. “Ultimately, if he continues that behavior he’s going to get caught or be involved in a very tragic situation.”
He filed a report with Indiana State Police. He described the other car to troopers as a possible dark blue mid-size sedan GMC.