DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) — The victim of a violent road rage incident in Deerfield Beach is speaking out as as authorities are searching for the driver accused of stabbing him.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Temps In The 30s This Weekend
The victim of the stabbing, 22-year old Nolan Goad is home from the hospital recovering from his stab wounds.
When asked if he wanted to talk about it he said, “I would rather not…after they catch him by all means.”
Goad hopes Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) finds his attacker and fast. He fears retaliation.
Meantime, the search is on for the driver.
Troopers said they are looking for a 2000 dark gray Mercury Grand Marquis with custom rims and a Florida tag number of “EBAX29.”READ MORE: Possibility Of New Surfside Building Has Residents Worried
Troopers describe the driver as a black male between 40 and 50-years old, thin build with long dreads and a beard. He was wearing a yellow shirt with tan pants at the time of the incident.
FHP said it all started on Monday afternoon when Tawny Grogin was driving westbound on SW 10th Street, between Dixie Highway and I-95 , on Monday afternoon when she got into a traffic altercation with the driver in the Mercury, according to FHP.
That’s when she drove on to I-95 and realized the other driver was following her.
She decided to pull over, hoping the driver would keep going but instead he pulled over behind her, got out of the car, and walked to her vehicle.
Goad, who was in the car with Grogin, decided to get out and a physical altercation ensued. At some point in the fight, the driver of the Mercury stabbed Goad and then left, according to troopers.
Goad was treated and released with minor injuries. FHP said Goad is lucky he escaped with his life and said in the heat of the moment every driver has a choice to fight or let it go.MORE NEWS: South Florida Winn Dixie & Fresco y Mas Pharmacies Expect To Get N95 Masks On Friday
Anyone with information is urged to call Broward County Crimestoppers at (954) 493-TIPS.