A crash that took place Friday evening led to an alleged altercation that could have ended in tragedy.
The crash took place just before 7 o’clock at night in the city of San Rafael. A Mazda Tribute was headed down the southbound lanes of Highway 101 in that area, and if numerous reports to authorities are to be believed, that vehicle was driving in a reckless manner.
Shortly after those reports reached police officials, the Tribute allegedly sideswiped a Pontiac Grand Am also traveling along the road. The Mazda then went out of control, careening into the divider between the two sides of the freeway a number of times before coming to a halt.
At that point, the driver of the Grand Am exited the vehicle and reportedly began to photograph the damage to his vehicle. That was when the driver of the Mazda allegedly exited his own vehicle and, despite having a broken ankle, attacked the Pontiac’s driver. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man even attempted to toss the Grand Am’s driver into traffic.
The Pontiac’s two passengers sought to help their fellow vehicle occupant, but the Mazda’s driver reportedly attacked them as well. CHP officers eventually arrived on the scene and arrested the driver of the Mazda. Luckily, all persons involved in the incident survived.