One person has been killed in a fiery crash involving six cars in Jacksonville, Florida, Action News Jax reports.
The crash took place last Thursday on Roosevelt Boulevard and the Florida Highway Patrol, as well as multiple eye-witnesses, report that it was a fit of road rage which caused the incident.
Cellphone footage shared with local news outlets shows a white Honda Civic sedan and a Chevrolet Suburban SUV collide multiple times on the Buckman Bridge. The Florida Highway Patrol believes the Suburban was the aggressor and while incidents like this rarely escalate, they did in this case.
After the two repeatedly hit each other, the Suburban suddenly veered off the road and into oncoming traffic. The Chevrolet slammed into a Dodge Durango, as well as other cars, while traveling in the wrong direction and eventually came to a rest on its side. A fire soon started and the 60-year-old male driver, James David Robinson, was killed.
The 22-year-old driver of the Honda Civic wasn’t seriously injured but a man in another car involved in the crash did suffer serious injuries.
Speaking with Action News Jax, a local resident who heard the crash said the incident shouldn’t have been so serious.
“I don’t understand the road rage … I mean, it’s really something simple. You can pull over. Or If it’s just a little tiny bump, and you’re not worried about it — you can just continue on with your day,” Madeline Palmer said.