Police: Driver throws power tool at victim in road rage incident on North Loop, sending her to hospital

A woman was hospitalized after another driver threw a drill bit in between her eyes during a confrontation on the roadway
February 13, 2014 8:21:48 PM PST
Police are investigating a shocking case of road rage after a woman says a man threw a drill bit in her face.

It happened in the 1100 block of North Loop West.

Construction along the North Loop can be brutal.

"He tried to ram us off the road," the 68-year-old victim said.

Drivers' tempers are tested, and some reach a breaking point.

"I very easily could have been killed," the victim said.

On Saturday, the 68-year-old victim, who didn't want her name to be publicly released, says a man in a black Chevy pick up truck tried to kill her in act of road rage.

"All of the sudden, this man in this pickup truck starts trying to wedge in between us and the car in front of us," the victim said.

The victim said there was no room to let him in. The man got angry. Gestures were exchanged.

"He rolls his window and starts cussing at us and yelling," she said.

Then, the victim says the man grabbed a power tool bit used to carve out holes in wood or metal and threw it at her.

"Right between the eyes, I'm bleeding so badly," she said.

The 68-year-old left the hospital with two black eyes from a broken nose, stitches near her eye. She's still in pain.

"Every time I would blink just about, I would feel that impact on my face," she said.

The road rage suspect got away, but Houston police do have two possible license plates to find him.

The victim wants the road rage suspect found before he loses it again and does worse things to the next victim.

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