I have MAD road rage, I also take this route to work every day. The congestion in the whole area is f'ing nuts. They're completely reconstructing the highway, it's a brutal ride that takes an hour to go 12 miles. There's been plenty of times I would have loved to shoot someone. This guy too obviously....
Road rage: Man hit by car, shot twice
May 5, 2009 7:06 AM
A man changing a tire on the shoulder of the Tri-State Tollway in the northern suburbs after a traffic collision was struck by the driver of the other car and then shot twice in an episode of road rage, according to Illinois State Police.
The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.
Shortly before 10 p.m., a white BMW sedan and the vehicle in which the victim was riding collided on westbound Grand Avenue, just off the Tri-State (Interstate Highway 94), in Gurnee, state police said. The collision caused a flat tire to the second vehicle.
Its driver pulled over onto the northbound shoulder of the Tri-State, state police said, and the passenger got out to change the tire. The BMW, which was in pursuit, came up from behind and struck the tire changer.
"The victim fell to the ground, and the driver of the of the [BMW] exited and fired two rounds from a small-caliber handgun into the victim's torso," state police said this morning in a statement.
The BMW, which had red paint from the other vehicle on its right front side, fled north from the scene on the Tri-State. State police could not provide a more comprehensive description of the BMW and said no one's in custody.