On September 18 of 2009, an innocent 30 year old man was shot and killed by another after unintentionally sending him into road rage.
The men were driving on Torrence Avenue around 11 a.m. That morning. The victim had switched to the left lane with intentions of making a left turn afterward. When he did this, he accidentally cut off the other driver and greatly upset him.
The angered driver pulled up and yelled at the man. He tried to explain his mistake, and did apologize. Then the upset driver drove ahead and parked his vehicle. It was from that location that he killed the other driver by pointing a gun out of his car window and firing shots. The bullet went through the windshield and landed in the mans left eye.
By 11:45 a.m. That same morning, he was pronounced dead at Advocate Trinity hospital.
Two months after the incident, a warrant was issued for the arrest of the culprit. He was arrested the next day.
He has been charged with many criminal cases within Cook County through the years, but had never been convicted for any of them in the past. Perhaps he felt untouchable because of this. However, now he has now been found guilty and officially sentenced to 50 years in prison for the killing of the other driver in his fit of road rage.
We all know how frustrating it is when someone cuts you off or holds you up. Road rage is never an excuse to react violently. However, if someone elses actions have caused an accident for you, give GWC a call and find out if you are owed compensation. We promise to help you what you deserve.