Driver accidentally shoots himself in M13 road rage incident

A DRIVER accidentally shot himself in the hand during a road rage incident today on the M13 in Hillcrest. According to Hillcrest SAPS communications officer, Cst Ndumiso Manqele, police responded to a road rage incident involving the drivers of a Ford Ranger and a truck at noon. ALSO READ: Video: Road rage incident in Durban[1]

The truck driver told police that the argument started when he swerved the truck to get onto the fast lane.

“He said the Ford Ranger driver started swearing at him. Both of them jumped out of their vehicles and after a few minutes the Ford Ranger driver went back to his car, drew out a 9mm pistol and pointed it at the truck driver.”

“The truck driver grabbed the hand of the man holding the gun. He then twisted the man’s hand.

The man holding the gun accidentally shot himself,” said Manqele. ALSO READ: Road rage in SA: An essential guide[2] The driver was treated on scene.

A case of attempted murder and pointing a firearm will be opened at Hillcrest SAPS. Do you want to receive news alerts via WhatsApp? Send us a WhatsApp message (not an sms) with your name and surname (ONLY) to 060 532 5409.

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