ANAHEIM (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Wednesday investigated a road rage incident in which a man allegedly attacked another driver following a car crash.
The incident occurred Wednesday before 7 a.m. in the city of Stanton when the driver of a Honda Pilot and another BMW driver were involved in a collision, officials said.
When the BMW driver cut off the other car, an altercation ensued and the BMW driver allegedly swung a baton at the other driver, according to reports.
The driver of the Pilot, Daniel Christiansen of Buena Park, suffered a concussion and received 12 stitches over both eyes, according to KNX 1070’s Cooper Rummell.
“Bam. Bam. Bam. He just started beating on me,” said Christiansen, who said he was on the way to his maintenance job when the incident occurred. “I’m extremely relieved that I didn’t black out because for all I know he would have just kept going.”
Christiansen said the suspect purposely slammed on his brakes, causing him to rear end the BMW and that’s when he said the suspect went crazy.
“I’m actually glad that it was me who took the beating because I can take the pain. The pain’s not that big of a deal,” Christiansen said. “But what if it was a young lady or some young male who just got out of high school.”
Officials are asking anyone with information on the incident to contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
“I want them to get him really, really bad,” Christiansen said. “I want him to do time. Because he needs to. There’s no reason for anybody to think that’s OK to beat somebody for no reason.”