VIDEO: ‘Redneck road rage’ leads to instant karma

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TAMPA, FL — A Florida woman captured an amazing act of road rage and posted it to YouTube. The incident did not end well for the driver.

Redneck Road RageThe YouTube video shows a truck and tailgating a small car. At one point the man driving the truck tries to pass the woman in the car.

“After about a minute and me shaking my head, I pulled out my phone and started recording,” she wrote on YouTube. “I couldn’t move over because there were trucks in the right lane and I sure as heck wasn’t going to speed on a rainy day with the roads being as slick as they were. I was turning left in about a half-mile when this happened.”

He then flashes an offensive gesture at her and loses control of the vehicle. His truck fish-tails, and spins out in the center median.

TheBlaze reported the man in the truck fled the scene, but police were able to use the video to find and charge him.

“Thanks to this video he has been caught and charged. Massive props to the Sheriffs Department and most especially the Highway Patrol who responded to the scene. This moron could have easily killed somebody with his moronic behavior, and my laughing at the end would have been replaced with tears. Needless to say though, I’ve never seen Karma come back so fast.”

6 comments

  • matthewfknight

    This is epic. Because I both drive a small hybrid car and drive carefully (a combination that sometimes easily upsets people, I've learned), I have frequently been in road rage encounters here in San Diego, unfortunately. I have wished this exact kind of thing happen to aggressive drivers I have encountered. Very therapeutic to see it actually happens.

  • Rob

    granted, the guy was being a dick, but she should: 1) try not driving in the left hand lane, except to pass; and 2) maybe not laugh after seeing the accident. Yes the guy is a douche but he could've been hurt

  • Tlm

    If she didn't want to go fast because of the conditions it shouldn't have mattered who was in the right lane,that's where she should have been. What is so hard or bad to get over and just let people pass you?If they want to take there own lives in their hand, let them. The left lane is for passing, not cruising. As far as karma, remember what goes around comes around, don't be so sure you won't get yours for thinking you are the judge of who uses the left lane.

  • matthewfknight

    As to the criticism of this woman overly using the left lane: there is "some" validity to that argument. Some. I feel that rule of thumb is only expected to be universally applied on freeways and major highways, where you can only generally enter/exit on the right. The article states that on the road this woman was driving, she had to make a left-hand turn in 30 seconds (half-a-mile away at 60 mph). What was she supposed to do…drive in the right-hand lane until ~ 50 feet away, hope she could get over at the last minute, and then quickly switch lanes and slam on the brakes? That could very potentially be dangerous (especially in inclement weather) for both the driver and for any other vehicles in the vicinity.

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