There are few sights more shocking than another road user throwing a hammer at you. But that’s exactly what one motorist in Fourways, Johannesburg has had to contend with this week. Filmed using a dashcam, the road rage incident is sparked when a taxi driver cuts into a lane right at the last minute.
Road rage in Fourways
Both the taxi and the other vehicle caught-up in this madness make contact, spooking the person behind the wheel. He grabs his dashcam from a stationary position and begins to monitor the erratic behaviour. Sadly, it wasn’t just limited to his methods of driving.
The enraged taxi driver is filmed throwing the hammer at the car from his window, travelling at a great speed on the highway. The weapon bounces off the window and lands in the road, but there would be no lucky escape for the victim this time around.
Law enforcement set to intervene
The taxi eventually pulls in front of the perplexed motorist, bringing traffic to a standstill. It becomes apparent that the hammer-wielding driver is getting out of his motor to confront the man he’s fallen out with. Sure enough, the road rage culminates in him smashing the windows of the smaller car, with the occupant still inside.
The video ends there, with no further explanation as to what happens next. However, as far as we understand, the victim didn’t suffer any major injuries, and a case has been opened with the police. The dashcam footage indicates this heinous incident took place just before 15:30 on Wednesday.
We’re no strangers to seeing road rage in South Africa, but this particular incident highlights how rogue drivers will show no regard for anyone but themselves on our busy commuter routes. There’s absolutely no defence for this sort of behaviour, and questions must be asked of someone who is prepared to throw hammers at other road users.
Watch: Taxi driver throws a hammer at another motorist
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) July 4, 2019