DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) – A case of possible road rage ended with one person being stabbed on I-95 on Monday afternoon.
Florida Highway Patrol said an altercation started on SW 10th Street between Dixie Highway and I-95 and ended up along the southbound lanes of I-95 near the SW 10 Street on ramp.
A witness, Tony Curry, said he was fishing along the canal nearby when he noticed two men get out of their respective vehicles, start arguing and then one of those men pulled out a knife and stabbed the other man.
“Guys confronted each other,” Curry said. “Immediately just started scrapping. One guy had a knife and just started stabbing away.”
Curry said the victim took the blows.
“He stayed up, man,” Curry said. “He never went down for a second. He never lost fight. I guess he was fighting for his life.”
Curry described the blade as a fishing knife about a foot long.
The man who stabbed the person then got back into his car and sped off, according to the witness.
Rescue crews rushed the person who was stabbed to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
Late Monday CBS 4 News saw investigators take pictures of the man and saw where he was patched up.
We also saw investigators take pictures of the woman they said was his girlfriend who was actually driving the car during the incident. FHP says the woman told them that she pulled over in hopes that the other driver would continue driving. FHP says he did not.
Crime scene investigators searched for evidence and a K9 unit searched for the weapon used in the crime. It’s unknown what was found.
FHP spokesperson Mark Wysocky said these types of road rage cases are easy to avoid if you just let it go.
“There’s no need to retaliate because once you retaliate, the other person retaliates and you never know what can happen,” Wysocky said. “They can obviously have a gun or some other weapon or it just escalates and it continues to escalate.”
FHP says they did get a copy of the cellphone video that captured the confrontation. We’re told that is one of the things they’re using to try and track this driver down.
At this point, troopers have not released any information about the car the other man was driving.