Basketball legend Gene Ransom was dead at 65-years-old after getting shot in a suspected road rage incident in Oakland on Friday evening, February 5, 2022.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the incident occurred at Interstate 880. Officers received a report about a single-vehicle crash in the area, and they were surprised at what they found.
They found a black Honda Civic stopped on the highway, and inside was Gene Ransom, unconscious with a fatal gunshot wound.
According to authorities, the victim was hit at least once, and his car drove into a guardrail before coming to a halt in the middle of the road.
The 65-year-old basketball star was on the way to pick up his girlfriend at the West Oakland BART station when the incident occurred.
Gene Ransom was one of the greatest point guards in California Basketball History. Unfortunately, he was killed in the incident. Officers suspect that he might have been a victim of a road rage incident.
Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Road Rage Accident Statistics
According to the AAA, road rage, characterized by aggressive driving, is a factor in more than half of all fatal car accidents. According to separate year-long research, road rage episodes resulted in around 30 deaths and 1,800 injuries per year.
According to Everytown Research & Policy, the number of road rage injuries and deaths has climbed every year since 2018.
Every 18 hours on average in 2021, a person was shot and either injured or killed in a road rage incident. The average number of individuals shot and killed or injured in road rage incidents has nearly doubled in the last year.
Over the last four years, the monthly average has been 22 deaths and injuries. The monthly average has risen to 42 deaths and injuries this year.
Heavy traffic, waiting at stoplights, seeking a parking spot, or even waiting for passengers can all contribute to a driver’s rage.
Wrongful Death Attorneys for Road Rage Victims in Alameda County
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