PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are searching for a driver who shot at another car on Route 28 in an apparent fit of road rage over the weekend.
A driver fired a gun three times at a woman driving near East Ohio Street on Route 28 last Saturday evening, Pittsburgh Police say. The woman was not shot but did suffer cuts from broken glass.
The suspect’s vehicle is described as a 2011-2014 navy blue Volkswagen Passat with a sunroof.
Road rage has become a common occurrence, according to AAA. 78 percent of drivers taking part in a survey say they have encountered at least one form of aggressive driving behavior such as tailgating, yelling, bumping or ramming another vehicle.
“A lot of times people are just stressed out, impatient, sitting in construction,” said Pennsylvania State Trooper Melinda Bondarenka. “There are detours, distracted drivers, a lot of what we’re seeing right now.”
State troopers do have one tip to offer if you find yourself engaged with an aggressive driver.
“If you find yourself in that situation with an aggressive driver, you want to distance yourself from that driver. Slow down, turn onto the next exit if you need to, avoid eye contact and watch your back. If you feel they are following you or you see them following you, find the next police station and go there, or call 911.”
Anyone with information on the driver’s identity or whereabouts is being asked to call Pittsburgh Police at 412-323-7201.
— Pittsburgh Police (@PghPolice) March 28, 2019