ANAHEIM: Possible Road Rage Act Leads to 3-Car Crash on 5 Freeway
ANAHEIM, California (May 11, 2016) — A driver reported threw something at another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident Wednesday morning that resulted in a 3-vehicle crash on the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway at the Katella Avenue off ramp, a California Highway Patrol report said.
Witnesses told CHP officers that a person in a white Mercedes allegedly threw something at another driver and collided with a small orange delivery box truck and a orange Ford F-150 pickup truck.
One person was trapped in a vehicle following the crash and paramedics and the Metro Fire Authority responded to help those injured. A full investigation into liability for the crash is underway and police will determine if charges are to be filed.
Indeed, under California Civic Code 23110 (a) a person who throws something at a vehicle on a highway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Additionally, “any person who with intent to do great bodily injury maliciously and willfully throws or projects any rock, brick, bottle,metal or other missile, or projects any other substance capable of doing serious bodily harm at such vehicle or occupant thereof is guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison.”
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