Archive for Thursday, October 25, 2007

Road rage incident in city lands woman in hospital

October 25, 2007

This past weekend we had another learning experience regarding road rage investigations.

The Police Department was called to 155th and Leavenworth Road for investigation of a road rage case.

During the investigation, police were shocked at the injuries sustained as a result of this road rage incident.

Two cars stopped at a local stop sign. A male suspect allegedly exited his vehicle and attacked the male driver of the other vehicle. The victim's wife tried to defend her husband from the attacker. The attacker then body slammed the young woman to the ground on two separate occasions, breaking both of her arms. Her husband sustained lacerations to his nose and face. The attacker, according to witnesses, got back into his car and left the scene, leaving his victims in need of medical care. The young lady was taken by Life Flight to Kansas University Medical Center for trauma injuries sustained in the incident. This was a terrible situation that may result in reconstructive surgery to the young woman.

The alleged suspect had city, county and state police officers searching, locating and questioning him regarding the incident in Basehor. This incident ended with a 39-year-old man being charged with one felony, one misdemeanor count of battery and transportation to jail for booking.

The lesson learned: Do not engage in road rage incidents. These situations are unpredictable. There have been good people shot, stabbed and seriously injured while trying to intervene in others' erratic driving behaviors.

Be careful out there; call 911 if you find yourself in a situation where you are confronted by an unknown subject.

If you have any questions, please call me at (913) 724-1370, extension 25.

Cordially,

Terry W. Horner

Chief of Police

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