CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man attacked a Lyft driver with a metal pipe Tuesday during a road-rage incident on Interstate 71, according to police.
The incident happened about noon Tuesday on the West 150th Street off-ramp, police reports say. No arrests have been made in the case.
The 53-year-old Lyft driver told police he had dropped a rider off at Case Western Reserve University and was returning to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport when a blue Lexus cut him off, police reports say.
The driver told police he was driving about 75 miles per hour on the highway when the Lexus slammed on the brakes in front of him, according to police reports.
The Lexus sped up and slammed on his brakes again, according to police reports. The Lyft driver told police he made an obscene gesture at the Lexus driver, police reports say.
He followed the Lexus to get the license plate number, according to police.
The Lexus pulled off on the West 150th Street exit and the Lyft driver followed, police reports say. The Lexus driver got out of his car with a metal pipe and threatened to hit the Lyft driver’s car, according to police reports.
The Lyft driver got out his car and grabbed the other driver by the sweatshirt and told him to stop, according to police reports. The Lexus driver threatened to kill the Lyft driver, then hit him in the head with the pipe, according to police.
The Lexus driver got back into his car and sped away. The Lyft driver told police he tried to follow, but that the Lexus reached speeds of more than 100 mph and he lost sight of him, according to police.
The man then drove to Fairview Hospital, where he was treated with stitches for two gashes to his forehead. He also had bruises below his left eye from the attack, according to police.