HOMESTEAD, Fla. – A 23-year old motorcyclist caught his enraged interaction with a driver on camera. After the driver cut him off, this young biker took matters into his own hands – lighting up road rage that could have ended tragically.
Mechanic Rone Gonzalez was driving his motorcycle to work Monday morning, when a motorist driving a red Ford Fusion cut him off near Southwest 137th Avenue and Campbell Drive in Homestead.
He rode between two lanes to the front of the pack of drivers when he and the driver played a dangerous game of “cat and mouse,” going over 90 miles per hour.
At the following red light, several words and hand gestures were exchanged, before Gonzalez smacked the driver’s mirror and zoomed off. “At that point, I just wanted to get out of the situation,” he said. “You know what, forget about this.”
Gonzales tried to get away from the driver, but ended up driving in the opposite lane and for almost a minute, Gonzalez was speeding unto oncoming traffic. At least five cars came at him as he swerved in between them.
The driver tried to get into the opposite lane, and with his body partially out of the car, he spat at Gonzalez. He then appeared to try to hit the motorcycle before Gonzalez managed to get away. “I’m just like, ‘Man, I’m on a motorcycle. My life is literally on your hands,'” Gonzalez said.
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Gonzales admits his reaction wasn’t the way to deal with the situation. When he was asked why he hit the driver’s mirror, he said he knows it was wrong of him to do so. “I don’t know, to be honest. It was a stupid move,” he said.
He told 7News that he wears a camera to document all of his rides. He said he tried to file a police report with Homestead Police, but was told that road rage is a common problem and that he shouldn’t bother.