A 9-year-old boy was listed in critical condition after getting accidentally shot in the chest by his father during an alleged road rage incident on June 11, 2021.
The incident occurred at approximately 11;00 p.m. in Houston’s Fifth Ward in the eastern part of the city.
The father was driving along with his 9-year-old son when he believed he was being followed by another vehicle. The boy’s father then pulled out a gun, but as they were about to go home, the father accidentally shot his gun as he put it back in his holster.
Unfortunately, the 9-year-old boy was hit by one of the bullets. The father immediately drove his son to the hospital. It’s unclear whether a road rage incident did occur.
The 9-year-old boy was listed in critical condition but is expected to survive. No criminal charges were filed against the father.
The father is cooperating with investigators while the official investigation is underway.
Road Rage Statistics
Road rage, characterized by aggressive driving, is responsible for more than half of all fatal car accidents. An independent study conducted over a year found that road rage is responsible for the deaths of 30 persons and the injury of 1,800 each year.
Road rage-related injuries and deaths have risen every year since 2018, according to Everytown Research & Policy (ERPP).
Nearly a third of all collisions were caused by road rage. When reckless or aggressive drivers run their vehicles, other people’s lives are endangered.
Every 18 hours, a road rage incident results in a fatal shooting. In the past year, more people have been killed or injured due to road rage incidents than at any other time in history.
These facts are worrisome and problematic. Distracted or careless driving kills and injures thousands of people each year.
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