A very unusual road rage incident occurred this past week in Austin, Texas, where the driver of a silver E90 BMW 3-Series reportedly hit two cars, ran through a barricade and temporarily made his escape.
Luckily, he was later apprehended after crashing his car, and taken into custody. Witnesses seemed shocked at the man’s behavior, who at one point can be heard screaming: “She needs to move her car, she needs to move her car.”
“He didn’t seem stable. I don’t know what was going through him at that moment but it was really scary because he was trying to push my car through the intersection,” says a woman who got rear-ended.
According to her, the whole ordeal kicked off on Wednesday at 8th and Guadalupe in Austin, that’s where her car was first hit. Then, she says the BMW driver made contact with her SUV again at the intersection of 4th and Guadalupe.
The man went on to honk for five minutes continuously, before backing up, hitting another car, slamming into a barricade and taking off, as reported by Fox46.
“When he finally was able to make a getaway, he did it in a really dangerous way that was kind of swerving and he could have hit a pedestrian or a bike rider,” said the woman.
“His tires are burning out. I mean, you can just smell it. It smells toxic in the road and his car is leaking fluid and this guy is going at it… beeping, honking on the horn non-stop. It was very clear that he was amped up on something, his eyes were bloodshot red. He’s just pretty oblivious to the whole situation. He’s looking at me, right in my eyes and I’m like dude, seriously? So it was very clear he was just not there. He was definitely under the influence of something,” added another witness.
In the end, the man was thankfully arrested before he managed to really hurt someone. We suspect that being charged with leaving the scene of an accident will be the least of his worries.