A road rage incident involving a Corvette and a Mustang landed the driver of the Chevy sports car in the hospital in Atlanta this week.
Angelina Christiano, 44, was driving in the center lane of Highway 78 (Stone Mountain Freeway) in DeKalb County around 1:30 p.m. Monday with her 25-year-old son in a yellow C6 coupe when she motioned for a late-model black Ford Mustang that had been following closely to pull around her.
Instead, he pulled beside her and fired five rounds into the car, hitting Christiano in the upper back and causing her to lose control of her Corvette.
“She motioned for that vehicle to go around her because he was following so closely,” said DeKalb County Police Department Major Stephen Fore. “As they approached Mountain Industrial (Road), the Ford Mustang began to exit and the driver fired several rounds at the back of the Corvette.”
Now, Christiano remains in a hospital in serious to critical condition, but fortunately her son was not hurt.
Unfortunately, police said the gunman, described only as a Hispanic male, fled the scene and has not been captured. No information has been reported about the gunman’s license plate, and police are asking anyone with information, or who may have been driving on the highway at the time, to contact them.
In the meantime, let this be an eye-opening lesson for us all: Don’t provoke aggressive drivers.
“In today’s time, I’d encourage anyone to avoid confrontation with motorists out on the roadway,” Fore said. “You just don’t know what’s in that other person’s mind.”
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