This is the viral moment a road rage motorist speeds after and then catches another driver who allegedly hit his brand new car on an interstate highway.
The incident was filmed by 23-year-old Deston Thornton, the co-owner of a T-shirt company and cleaning business in the city of Winston-Salem in the US state of North Carolina, who later posted the clip on Twitter where it went viral.
Thornton, who studied at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte in North Carolina, reportedly bought the 2015 Dodge Challenger on 15th June in Miami.
Thornton accompanied the video, viewed 3 million times on Twitter, with the message: “Broooo look at this man try to do a hit and run! This is not cool I just got this whip.”
In the footage, Thornton is heard repeatedly screaming “he hit my car on the highway and he’s trying to leave” as he chases after the alleged hit-and-run motorist.
He follows the driver off a slip road until the man is forced to stop at a set of traffic lights.
Both drivers pull over to the side of the road, where the alleged hit-and-run driver says “sorry bro”.
The man proceeds to cram pieces of his car’s mangled panels into the boot while Thornton frantically asks for his personal details.
He pleads “we’re both black” as the other motorist repeatedly apologises for apparently hitting his week-old car.
The clip ends with Thornton threatening to call the police before the other driver asks him to “calm down”
Thornton told Newsflash: “I’m not sure of the cost of damages, I’m still talking things out with his insurance. Highway patrol arrived to the scene and got all his info.
“I wasn’t scared, I was very upset and surprised someone would actually hit a car and leave without giving any information!”
The local newspaper the “Charlotte Observer”, serving Charlotte, North Carolina, and its metro area, reported: “The collision happened near the exit for Interstate 85 from Interstate 77 north, Thornton said. Shortly after confronting the other driver, North Carolina Highway Patrol arrived.”
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