Murfreesboro driver describes frightening case of road rage - WSMV News 4

Murfreesboro driver describes frightening case of road rage

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A Murfreesboro man said a case of road rage got way out of control, telling police another driver followed him home, then rammed right into his truck.

When Jay Dickens, 35, took a look into the mirror of his truck Monday, there was an object way too close.

"My mirror was filled with a white SUV and an angry man," Dickens said.

Dickens and his father, a disabled veteran, were leaving Kroger and turning left onto Church Street in the Innsbrooke area when he says an aggressive driver in a Lexus SUV sped up, jumped a curb and tried passing him on the right side off the road.

"I think he was going to hit a sign or something, so he came back on the road and came around to the left side and started cursing and yelling," Dickens said.

Dickens' father lives nearby in the Indian Lake Golf Community, so as the man continued following them, that's when things really got out of hand.

"He rammed us," Dickens said. "I've seen police do it to stop high-speed chases - they hit you right in the rear, spin you around - and that's exactly what happened. He got out of his vehicle and came up to my window in a very threatening manner."

Dickens said the road rage driver had a child in the SUV, but that didn't stop him from continuing. The two drivers ended up exchanging words.

"He came up and said, 'I've got my kids in the car.' And I said, 'Yes, you have your kids in the car,'" Dickens said.

Dickens said the man ran back to his vehicle and sped out of the neighborhood in reverse.

"I was trying to get behind his vehicle to take a picture, and he gunned it," he said. "I had to jump or get hit."

Dickens said a neighbor witnessed the whole thing and said it was clearly intentional.

"If he would have hit us any harder, we might have flipped over," Dickens said.

The victim filed a police report, but he said it may be challenging for them to find the driver and the vehicle since he wasn't able to get the license plate number.

Dickens wasn't severely injured - just a little sore. But his father is complaining of hip pain, and Dickens' truck sustained damage.

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