Abilene woman targeted in road rage incident involving mistaken identity
ABILENE, Texas —
An Abilene woman said that she was almost killed in a road rage incident because of mistaken identity.
According to the Abilene Police Department, an Abilene woman was almost run over by a vehicle in a road rage incident because she was mistaken for somebody else.
The victim got out of her car on Friday at around 8 a.m. and was walking through the back parking lot of the West Texas Retina Consultants building where she works when the incident happened.
A vehicle suddenly rushed toward the victim at a high rate of speed and tried to run her over, which scared the victim and forced her to sprint out of the charging vehicle's path.
According to an incident report released by the Abilene Police Department, the suspect thought that the victim was the second party in a road rage incident he had been involved in because the vehicles of the victim and the second party from the road rage incident looked similar.
The suspect proceeded to pull out of the parking lot and then sped away after trying to run the victim over.
KTXS News spoke with the victim of the road rage incident, who initially agreed to go on camera and share her story, but later decided that she only wanted to speak with authorities.
There was no physical description of the suspect that was provided, but authorities said that they were driving a white minivan.
Once the suspect is caught, they will be charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a second-degree felony.