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This video serves as a startling reminder that road rage can escalate quickly into a life threatening situation. In a incident that spanned three freeways in Huntington Beach, Calif., a big rig driver harassed a commuter while heading down the 605 freeway.

"He drove up next to me, threw some type of glass object at my vehicle. It blew up on my vehicle and then I proceeded and I called 911," said Brun told KABC Los Angeles.

The truck drive continued to egg Brun on, eventually threatening him with a lead pipe. That's when Brun got out of his car in an attempt to hold the truck driver until police help arrived. Another driver, Daniel Foote, recorded the fight.

Officers eventually arrived on scene and arrested the truck driver, and the truck driver was arrested on assault charges.

Road Rage isn't the epidemic problem that is sometimes portrayed in the media, but it's still very real. To avoid potentially dangerous situations with unhinged drivers it's best to ignore the aggressor rather than return in kind and escalate the situation.


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      whiteoak
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is why I keep a ball bat under the front seat,,BIG equalizer
        Darin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whiteoak
        Until someone like me takes it away from you and uses it on you. A bat just says you are such a jack ass that you have to keep it in your car.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Darin
          I don't think you are paying close attention to what is happening in this country. Otherwise you wouldn't make such a stupid remark about someone keeping a bat in their car. You obviously know nothing about road rage and the frequency it involves blacks and Hispanics who are both well known for their lack of self control and tendency to resort to violence in any kind of confrontation. In the absence of a bat or weapon of some sort the carnage on the roads would be even bloodier.
          edwbiker
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Darin
          Ya ought to try living in San Bernardino. Then you would think twice about road rage. Most of the B & Hs here don't really get involved in road rage cause they know the 'real' bad guys carry guns and don't have car inurance. And their cars are stolen. Check the stats and wave as the AHs go by and count yourself lucky to be still alive.
        Swordfish
        • 1 Year Ago
        @whiteoak
        This is why I keep a .38 on my hip.
      rlmcanoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am going to go another way here, just wondering if the trucker was tossing trash out the window and it hit the driver so he thought he was being threatened. only the 2 of them know.
      tuoyo
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing", 1st Peter 3:8-9
      tradermike24
      • 1 Year Ago
      Most people on the roads these days do not know how to drive, and do not follow the traffic laws much.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tradermike24
        Not only do they not know how to drive, they don't give a care when they get behind the wheels. More stringent, legal interventions are in order rather than the trite procedures of being pulled over for minor infractions for the sake of "quotas".
          • 1 Year Ago
          well let me see you want people to obey the laws but you don't think they should get pulled over for minor infractions. Well some people learn from their mistakes and those infractions help you cant have it both ways. we don't need more law they just need to enforce the ones we have
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tradermike24
        They both should be cited, the truck driver didnt need to react the way he did, sometimes people get hurt or worse for the most stupid reasons,, they need to both be cited and go to road rage classes and see on films what it has done thus far,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
          ycplum
          • 1 Year Ago
          I have not heard anying about what the car driver did wrong. What would you cite him for?
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait a minute, first you get beat up and then the cops take you to Jail! Talk about having a bad road rage day. Maybe he should consider getting out of the road rage business.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I agree with comfortably........the truck driver to a point but if a car acted like an a**h*** that doesnt mean we have to do anything back, if it was serious the truck driver could have cal the police, BE THE BIGGER, STRONGER, AND WISER PERSON, just IGNORE them, how nice to know this goes on all the time while other driver with children or anyone in their car and imagine that. Someone getting hurt or worse over something so stupid;
      Merle
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sad what we have become.We have all run into other drivers that cut you off or pass you and then get in front of you at snail speed. I've probably did it myself, not intentionally,but I wish we could learn to hold our cool when driving as it could escalate into more people getting harmed and then you have to live with that.
      Mr. Sinatra
      • 1 Year Ago
      A similar thing happened to me about 10 years ago on the NJ T/P. I followed the guy to a service plaza. He then got out of his car and kicked a dent in mine. When I went after him the coward got in his car and raced off. I got his tag number, but the police were unable to find him. I should've just kicked his f***ing a**.
        douttfire
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Sinatra
        On the NJ T/P?...you're lucky to be alive! A trucker cut me off and then proceeded to try to pin my vehicle against the concrete barrier when he saw me in the rear view mirror writing down his plate number, company and "How's My Driving" ID Number !
        uncommonsensesc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr. Sinatra
        Bad police work (lazy probably more like it)! Car tags have names and addresses attached to them - they just didn't want to find him! It could have been a buddy of theirs even!
      ycplum
      • 1 Year Ago
      In my opinion, first offense, temporarily revoke the license until the person successfully passes an anger management course. Second offense, jail time (to be cedided by judge) and a permanent revocation of driver license.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ycplum
        Absolutely agreed. Idiots who are driving and angry need fierce consequences.
        kazkoda
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ycplum
        In my opinion especially on that freeway, it probably was instigated by the driver of the car. Some how the idiots in the car seem to think that by cutting someone off and thinking that they have the right to put someone else's life in danger because they want to save .2 of a second it is okay. I used to get mad but now I just shake my head and hope when they crash and burn they figure out saving .2 of a second id not worth it. Also texting is one thing that puts my life at risk so maybe someone should kick them in the head to get them to stop.
          dickbambam
          • 1 Year Ago
          @kazkoda
          I agree. I used to get mad at idiot driver antics. Now I don't even give them the pleasure of eye contact. After confronting a driver once for some jerk move and then being threatened with a beat down I realized you can't determine the mental stability of some drivers and it's best to just let the whole thing go. We'll never run out of idiots so just ignore them.
          ycplum
          • 1 Year Ago
          @kazkoda
          On the highway, things happen. Sometimes unintentionally. The truck driver took it way too far. We have no idea of what happened.
          Snake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @kazkoda
          It still doesnt make the truck driver ok to throw something at the car
      • 1 Year Ago
      stupid. Why get out and film the fight instead of breaking it up? Everyone in this story is a douche bag!
      Lightning F2A
      • 1 Year Ago
      Blacks being violent as usual - we would be so much better off without those vile creatures.
        hunkindoo1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lightning F2A
        hE WAS WHITE!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lightning F2A
        You got that right
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Lightning F2A
        That's funny judging on the history of this nation...the savagery that ocured by the hands of white people. Don't throw stonesat a glass house.
      Brian Workman
      • 1 Year Ago
      It wasn't a lead pipe, but an aluminun pipe!!??
        Dave
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brian Workman
        Even if it was a water pipe, it was being deployed as a weapon.
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