2 People Shot in Knoxville Following Road Rage on Interstate 40
Knoxville, TN (November 27, 2020) Two individuals were transported to the hospital on November 27th following a case of road rage that occurred on Interstate 40 in East Knox County. Knoxville law enforcement responded to a call of an individual being shot due to road rage on Interstate 40 West close to Strawberry Plains.
Investigators who responded to the scene reported that two victims with gunshot wounds in a Volkswagen Jetta were discovered on the side of the road. Both of these victims were then transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Preliminary investigations later revealed that the scene was the result of road rage and that the victims did not know the suspect. An investigation into the event is ongoing and law enforcement is searching for two individuals who are driving a new model Blue Ford Explorer.
In a 2020 analysis of road rage, The Zebra focused on data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which found that 66% of all traffic fatalities are the result of aggressive driving. The Zebra also reviewed evidence compiled by AutoVantage Club, which found that 37% of aggressive driving incidents involve a firearm. Victims of road rage often end up incurring serious and sometimes even deadly injuries. Holding the motorist who engaged in road rage accountable can help victims pay for the various damages they can end up facing including pain and suffering, property damages, lost wages, and medical bills.
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