Shots fired in road-rage incident on Loop 101 in Scottsdale
Two bullet holes were discovered in a Jeep Wrangler after gunshots were fired from another vehicle on Loop 101 near Scottsdale, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
DPS Capt. Damon Cecil called it a road-rage incident that occurred when a car prevented the Jeep from passing.
The driver of the car shot three to four rounds once the Jeep passed, Cecil said.
One bullet hit underneath the passenger door handle, and another struck the right rear tire. A third bullet possibly hit the car, but DPS had not fully completed its forensics investigation.
The incident took place about 6:25 a.m. Monday on the northbound Loop 101 freeway just north of the Loop 202 interchange.
The driver reporting the incident moved off the freeway. No injuries were reported.
Investigators are looking for a burnt orange or maroon boxy-type car, perhaps a Honda Element.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE INJURED BY A STRAY BULLET DUE TO A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT? DO YOU HAVE RECOURSE? IF SO, WHAT IS IT?
Question: Will insurance pay for a road-rage incident?
Road-rage driving and/or (heaven forbid) road-rage shooting may possibly fall under intentional acts exclusions or criminal acts exclusions of insurance policies.
On another hand, they may not; road-rage often involves an accelerated increase in emotion that renders a person to act in a manner premised solely upon those emotions, as opposed to any rational thought.
“Intentional acts” insinuate intentional thought and conduct, not a “heat of the moment” response. Every case is different, and each needs to be evaluated on its own facts.
If you are a victim of one of these incidents and have sustained injury, looking for an experienced Arizona attorney who understands the difference and can advise you regarding your rights.