TAMARAC. FLA. (WSVN) - - A mother was left bloodied and bruised after, officials said, she latched onto a car’s door in an alleged fit of rage.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the injured woman, Chun Kang, was found at-fault for sideswiping the driver of a dark blue Hyundai in Tamarac, Monday morning. Both drivers exited their vehicles and exchanged information with each other before the incident took place.
“They both pulled over, exchanged information, took pictures of each other’s IDs,” BSO spokesperson Keyla Concepcion said. “The driver of the blue vehicle was starting a new job, didn’t have time.”
After the exchange, the driver of the Hyundai told Kang to call her insurance company because she didn’t have time. The driver went to drive off when, BSO said, the at-fault driver began screaming and grabbed onto the car. The driver told BSO she panicked and drove off, with Kang holding onto the car.
Kang’s 9-year-old son, Jin Xian Han, told 7News his mother was taking him to school. “When I saw she was getting run over, I cursed at her, ’cause I was so mad, so mad,” he said.
Kang was injured after she was knocked to the ground and dragged several feet, which could be seen in dash-cam video. The driver eventually stopped, BSO said, to tell a deputy about the incident. A third driver reportedly pulled over to tell the driver that the woman was on the ground and looked to be injured.
“My heart was practically beating out of my chest. I saw that, I yelled, I kind of kicked open the door to get my mom and call 911 myself,” he said.
Deputies said that the Hyundai’s driver returned to the scene and remained cooperative with officials.
“Once she realized that something had happened with Miss Kang,” Concepcion said about the other driver, “she pulled over at the nearby school and notified an SRO and then came back to the scene and remained there.”
The injured woman’s family originally told 7News that the driver had rear-ended her car, ran her over and then dragged her several feet near Southgate Boulevard and Northwest 100th. According to BSO, however, the incident took place near Riverside Elementary School.
This story originally reported that the Hyundai’s driver had committed a hit and run, according to the woman’s family, but BSO said the woman behaved aggressively and caused the injuries to herself. Meanwhile, the Hyundai’s driver stayed on the scene.
While she recovers at the hospital, Han has a message for the woman who ran over his mother. “Don’t run over people and just stay there until the cops [respond] and explain everything,” he said.
According to BSO and the State Attorney’s Office, no charges will be pressed because “this was just an accident,” and that the woman caused the injuries to herself by grabbing the car while it was in motion.
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