Man runs over other driver in alleged road rage incident

Posted at 9:00 PM, Jul 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 12:21:14-04

WEBER COUNTY, Utah – A man is in the hospital after getting run over in a possible road rage incident overnight.

Officials said it happened on westbound I-84 near mile marker 87 just before sunset Sunday night.

Witnesses said the driver of a silver pick-up truck was driving recklessly and putting others on the road in danger.

Weber County police said some other drivers surrounded the truck and got him to pull over.

Police said a man went up to the truck driver and tried to get him out of the vehicle.

Officers said that’s when another man started banging on the truck’s passenger side window, shattering the glass.

Witnesses said the truck driver then ran over the man who broke the glass and sped off.

“We had two or three people that witnessed it that had 911 on their cell phone,” UHP Sgt. Brandon Whitehead said. “They were keeping dispatch in contact with his current location. He fled the scene at a high rate of speed, upwards of 100 miles an hour on Interstate 84.”

With the help of witnesses, police caught the truck driver in Riverdale.

Officials said the man who was run over suffered a broken ankle and head injuries.

Police are still investigating and said they don’t know if alcohol or drugs played a role.

Authorities said the driver could be facing several charges.