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Dallas Road Rage Incident Caught on Camera



    Dash Video Captures Dallas Road Rage Incident

    A Dallas commuter's dash camera recorded video of two drivers engaged in a road rage incident along Central Expressway near Northwest Highway. (Published Friday, June 5, 2015)

    Dallas drivers say road rage is not uncommon. But, recording it on video is.

    Driver Ben Vandelay captured what appeared to be road rage drivers right in front of him Wednesday evening, while going home along southbound on Central Expressway near Northwest Highway with his dashboard camera rolling.

    "They seemed to be fighting over a lane, at which point I just thought there was just going to be some words exchanged or maybe a little bit of foul language," Vandelay said.

    The video he posted on YouTube shows a sedan and a pickup truck coming to a stand-still on the freeway as the truck driver's window comes down.

    What Vandelay said the truck driver then waved at the sedan driver was not clearly seen in the video.

    "I would say it looked to me like a Glock," Vandelay said. "It was a black, semi-automatic firearm or pistol."

    The two vehicles continued on in traffic and there was no further contact between them.

    Other Dallas drivers who saw the video Thursday said it is not surprising.

    "No, not at all. I've seen that, not with a gun, but I've seen that multiple times," driver Courtney Dion said. Dion had an accident with a road rage driver.

    "He nailed the side of my car and then sped off, like hit and run. It was horrible," she said.

    "You can find a lot of aggressive drivers," said driver Cesar Mascorro. "If somebody is trying to do that to me, I let it pass. Somebody is waiting at home for me. I have two babies, two kids."

    Vandelay said he started recording dash-cam video after moving from Fort Worth and finding Dallas drivers much more aggressive.

    "Every day, people are in bad moods, road rage, every kind of weird behavior you would expect to find in a cage match," he said. "I bought my dash cam for probably car crashes. I didn't expect to see any brandishing of firearms when I bought the thing."

    A Dallas police spokesman said no complaint was filed so there is no official investigation of Wednesday's incident on Central Expressway.

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