The trial of Dennis Geyer, a 38-year-old neurosurgeon who is charged with second-degree assault with an enhancement of using a deadly weapon began on Tuesday reports The Olympian.
Geyer was charged with beating Robert Speed, 61, in a fit of ‘road rage‘ says prosecutors.
The incident between Geyer and Speed apparently began on Highway 16 when Geyer claims Speed cut him off with his car. Geyer allegedly followed Speed and, when the two men were stopped at an intersection near Gig Harbor, a confrontation ensued and Geyer allegedly slugged Speed and hit him with a thermos after dragging him from his car.
Road rage is a form of aggressive driving which can include assaults or even collisions which cause injury or death. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, aggressive driving can include speeding, lane changes which include “cutting off” and failing to signal when passing or passing on the shoulder.
Road rage can often be a symptom of poor mental health and can be affected by traffic flow, traffic volume and over-exposure to driving. Excessive driving can increase the chance than an other-wise non-violent person can become more violent.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another including car accidents and physical assault.