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Road rage crash caught on cell phone video
TAMPA, Fla. (WKRC) -- One man`s road rage became instant karma on a highway in Florida this week and it was all caught on a cell phone video.
In a YouTube video, a driver in Tampa, Fla., said a pickup truck was tailgating her for about three minutes. She was in the left lane and passing trucks, but apparently not going fast enough.
[CLICK HERE to see the full video. WARNING: Crude hand gesture used]
The roads were wet on Monday, March 24th, when she shot the incident. She wrote in her YouTube post that she wasn`t going to speed because of the wet roads and she was turning left in less than a mile.
After noticing the pick up truck behind her, she grabbed her cell phone and hit record. She said the guy passed a truck in a left turn lane and was driving recklessly on the road and being "ignorant".
As the two get past the line of trucks, he speeds into the right lane. He speeds up and slows down and then gives her "the middle finger salute" before hitting the gas one last time.
As he does, he speeds to get in front of her but fishtails on the wet road, through an intersection before crashing into a tree. The crash can be heard on her video.
As she passes the accident, she can be heard laughing at the driver. She wrote "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."
She said while she had her phone in her hand she was paying attention to the road the entire time and didn`t even see him flip her the bird, until after she arrived.
According to the Florida Highway patrol the pickup driver ran away and was later arrested, thanks to her video.
Jeffrey Travis was charged with leaving the scene of a traffic crash, careless driving, and failing to wear his seat belt. Court records show he has several previous arrests.
Comments on websites where the video has been posted have slammed both drivers for their behavior.
(Information from WTVT)
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