Sacramento: Two Cyclists Injured in Road-Rage Incident
Posted on Jun 17, 2014
On the night of Saturday, June 14, 2014, two cyclists were injured in a road-rage incident in Sacramento, reported the Los Angeles Times. Thirty-one-year-old Wesley Tran was involved in an argument with a cyclist shortly before 11 p.m. that resulted in the cyclist puncturing one of the tires on his vehicle. Tran changed his tire and went after the cyclist, intentionally running him over. The rider suffered a head injury. While attempting to flee, Tran lost control of his vehicle and struck two other cyclists on 21st and L Street, injuring one of them. Authorities found Tran speeding the wrong way on 21st Street and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Aggressive driving or the use of a vehicle to harm others has serious consequences in California. The perpetrator could face the penalties outlined in the penal code for assault and the suspension of driving privileges for six months for a first offense or one year for a second offense. He or she may also be required to complete a court-approved anger management or “road rage” course. Moreover, the victims of road rage may file civil lawsuits against the perpetrators in order to obtain compensation for the expenses related to their recoveries, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To learn more about the civil claims process after a road-rage incident resulting in injury, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two cyclists who were injured in this road-rage incident.