A family's love for classic cars ended in tragedy last night as the 69-year-old patriarch of the family was killed in a motor vehicle accident his son says was caused by a case of extreme road rage.
The family was headed to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in a pick-up that was pulling a classic car on a trailer. The trio was far from their destination when the crash happened, however.
They were just starting out from their home in Frenchtown Township, Michigan: 600 miles north of Charlotte. That's when the son, who was driving the pick-up truck, says he saw another pick-up on the highway. The driver of the other pick-up appeared to be angry, pulling in front of the family vehicle repeatedly and hitting his brakes, the son told a local media outlet.
The son told a reporter that he did all he could to stay out of the angry driver's way, but then the other driver rammed his pick-up into the trailer hauling the classic car. That sent the two trucks, the trailer and the classic car careening into the guardrail.
The 69-year-old father of the driver was thrown from the family pick-up and then trapped beneath it. Witnesses said the 54-year-old driver of the other pick-up refused to help people who stopped to try to lift the vehicle off of the older man.
Instead, the man sat in his truck and watched, they said.
The son says he's lost his father to "a terrible case of road rage."
Source: clickondetroit.com: "Son of Frenchtown Township crash victim says it was 'Horrific case of road rage'," Shawn Ley, April 18, 2012
Comments: Leave a comment