ESTERO, Fla.- A man is in the hospital after shooting himself and crashing his car in a road rage incident.
Deputies say the confrontation began near Constitution Boulevard and U.S. 41. A woman was attempting to write down a male driver’s license plate number when he pointed a handgun at her vehicle.
Once the two cars neared the Corkscrew Road intersection, the sheriff’s office says the man then appeared to point a rifle at the woman.
The man continued heading down Corkscrew Road when he ended up crashing into the guardrail and somehow shot himself.
“The white male suspect did point what appeared to be a rifle at the female victim. Somewhere in that exchange, the suspect sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound which resulted in the scene you see here,” said Lt. Scott Lineberger.
Authorities say there were also three teenagers in the car with the woman.
Officials remind drivers if you are ever involved in a road rage incident, don’t engage in a confrontation.
The man was transported to a local hospital.