Family says road raging driver nearly killed them
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- A family says a driver nearly killed them Saturday in a case of road rage.
The family was pulling their boat along C-470 when they say a driver forced them off the highway. The boat was destroyed in the encounter.
The big truck was supposed to be a graduation present in three years if the family's 13-year-old continued to make good grades. Instead, he and his family say they were nearly killed in it.
What had been a fun day at the lake turned into moments of road rage terror for the family -- and it was caught on a dashcam.
"I didn't realize until I saw his video that he actually pulled too far in front of us and hit the brakes to slow down just before he pulled into to us to hit us," Clayton Taylor said.
Taylor, the driver of a pickup camper while pulling an ATV tried to block their merge onto C-470.
"It kinda looked like he purposely hit us and the trailer hit the front of our truck and the truck just went everywhere," said Steven Taylor, Clayton Taylor's son. "He was flipping us off and honking at us, and then when he turned to the left of us, he was flipping us off more and honking more."
Clayton Taylor struggled to control his truck.
"I would rather take it straight down the embankment instead of flipping the truck because I don't think we would have had much of a chance of surviving if the truck flipped," Clayton Taylor said.
A good Samaritan in an Audi saw what happened and tried to stop the road rage driver.
"I was just like terrified. I didn't know what would happen if like the truck would flip," Steven Taylor said.
"I wouldn't want anyone to have to have to go through that and their family with a funeral because of what someone stupid did," Clayton Taylor said.
Police gave both men a ticket and told Clayton Taylor to show the judge the video.
"I don't want him doing this to someone else and losing their family," Clayton Taylor said.
The boat the Taylors were pulling with the truck was destroyed.
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